Sheffield residents’ anger at plans for parking restrictions

Residents on Carr Bank Lane opposed to the plans for double yellow lines on the street
Residents on Carr Bank Lane opposed to the plans for double yellow lines on the street
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RESIDENTS are fighting plans to put double yellow lines on a Sheffield street.

The lines are proposed after complaints from binmen they could not drive their dustcarts past parked cars.

Sheffield Council’s south west community assembly has approved funding for the project on Carr Bank Close, Nether Green, and a final decision on the scheme will be made in a fortnight.

However, people from nearby Carr Bank Lane say they have to park on the close because their homes do not have off-road parking and dustcarts have had no problem getting through in the past.

Self-employed Pete Roberts, aged 33, of Carr Bank Lane, said: “The council’s contractor Veolia is saying it’s a safety issue, but we need to be allowed to park somewhere because our homes are terraces with no off-road parking. There has not been an issue about bin lorries getting through in the past.

“The yellow lines are being proposed to run 10 metres either side of the junction between Carr Bank Lane and Carr Bank Close. The estimated cost is £1,200 - surely the council has better things to spend its money on.”

A council spokesman said: “The council considered a request from Veolia, whose refuse vehicles were experiencing problems around the estate, particularly Carr Bank Close, citing parking at the junction as the main issue.

“The request was lodged with the south west assembly to consider addressing it from their small schemes budget.

“The assembly chose to support this request and instructed officers to promote a Traffic Regulation Order which, if implemented, would relieve the situation.”

The committee will meet on Thursday, June 14, to make a decision on the proposals.