Sheffield yellow line changes

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RESIDENTIAL streets around Hillsborough are to have extra yellow lines and changes to parking spaces after a survey of around 3,000 residents and businesses.

Sheffield Council sent questionnaires to addresses inside and outside the current parking permit zone at a cost of £45,000.

People living and working in the area must buy permits to park on their streets, while a limited number of pay and display spaces are available for other motorists.

The council’s cabinet highways committee will consider a review of how the permit zone has been operating since its launch in February last year.

Responses from people in the area of the zone, covering streets around Hillsborough Corner and Bradfield Road, showed 60.3 per cent felt the ‘overall parking situation’ on their road had improved after the parking permit zone was introduced.

People in surrounding streets were asked whether they had parking problems – to which 66 per cent replied ‘yes’ – but 52.4 per cent said they did not want the zone extending, compared with 38.4 per cent in favour of permits.

Overall, the council received 429 responses out of 2,950 questionnaires sent out.

Streets outside the boundary of the parking permit zone are set to be considered for a series of measures to alleviate parking problems – without expanding the zone itself.

Extra double yellow lines are planned for Beechwood Road, East View Terrace, Garry Road, Hawthorn Road, Kirkstone Road, Upwood Road, Warner Road and Proctor Place.

Other changes are planned for Burnaby Street, Clarence Road, Hammerton Road, Morley Street and Victor Road, while the council is considering reducing the length of yellow lines on Minto Road to create extra parking spaces.

The cabinet highways committee meets on Thursday to discuss the matter.