Lorry ban is set to be cut to night time only

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Controversial plans to alter HGV restrictions which have divided a Sheffield neighbourhood are set to be approved.

The proposals involve reducing a current 24-hour ban on trucks using Bocking Lane, between Beauchief and Greenhill, so it applies at night time only.

The ban was brought in after complaints from Bocking Lane residents about lorries.

But residents of Abbey Lane, on which lorries are being diverted towards the A61 at Woodseats, have since complained about the HGVs on their road, which includes a school.

As a concession to Bocking Lane residents, the council is proposing a flashing speed indicator sign to deter speeding, and to ‘assess what traffic calming and crossing facilities are needed’.

In a report, highways officers said: “Relaxation of the HGV ban on Bocking Lane will help to improve the situation for residents of Abbey Lane and other nearby roads which HGVs have used as an alternative.”

Sheffield Council is set to approve relaxation of the lorry ban at a public meeting in the Town Hall next Tuesday, June 18, at 1.30pm.