Claims double lines proposal is ‘over the top’

The council is proposing to put double yellow lines on Lamdin road to prevent congestion, with cars parking down both side of the road and obstructing access to businesses etc.
The council is proposing to put double yellow lines on Lamdin road to prevent congestion, with cars parking down both side of the road and obstructing access to businesses etc.
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A council has proposed implementing double yellow lines to resolve ‘parking chaos’ on a Bury St Edmunds industrial estate.

But while some businesses are in favour of Suffolk County Council’s proposals for Lamdin Road, aimed at improving access to businesses, others say they go ‘over the top’.

Andrew Corcoran, general manager of Nissan, said lines down only one side of the road would solve the problem.

He said: “It needs something doing because it’s chaos. I just think what they’ve proposed would be over the top because it would impact on the business.”

Ray Cawston, managing director of Cecil and Larter, said: “They’ve gone completely overboard. I can see the justification for lines around entrances and the junctions but what they’ve suggested is over the top.”

He claimed the problem stemmed from CurveMotion getting planning permission with inadequate parking, and that during school holidays cars created ‘utter chaos,’ despite the leisure venue hiring attendants to monitor parking at busy times.

Malcolm Sleet, MD of Rubicon Computer Services, agreed. To gain approval for his site, he had to build a private car park. He said the road was a ‘danger to life and limb,’ with his staff also suffering abuse from people using his car park illegally.

“The council has taken so long to wake up. I’m sick and tired of this road,” he said.

William McColl, of Roff Caterers, and John George, of JCE George, are happy with the current draft proposal.

Mr George said: “It’s an absolute nightmare for us because people block our entrance and we struggle to get large vehicles in and out for deliveries.”

A spokeswoman for CurveMotion said all businesses in Lamdin Road took advantage of the parking. It wants double lines at the junctions only.

Businesses and residents can have their say on the proposal by emailing heather.miller@suffolk.gov.uk before June 26. Responses can also be submitted in or writing to Heather Miller, Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich, IP1 2BX.