County considers petition call to scrap double yellow lines

Double yellow lines in Greys Road
Double yellow lines in Greys Road

DOUBLE yellow lines could be scrapped in two Old Town roads because they are ‘unreasonable and unnecessary’.

East Sussex County Council is considering a petition calling for it to slash yellow lines in Vicarage Road and Greys Road.

The petition, presented to ESCC back in July by Councillor Carolyn Heaps and Councillor Pat Rodohan, reads, “We, the undersigned, called on East Sussex County Council Highways Department to review the yellow lines in Vicarage Road and Greys Road.

“The extent of the yellow lines into both roads is unreasonable and unnecessary on safety grounds.”

The council report, which was due to be considered yesterday, states, “Vicarage Road and Greys Road are located close to the old Dental Estimates Board premises in Compton Place Road.

“However, this building has now closed down and the resulting impact on the roads in the surrounding area has reduced.

“Due to the lengthy and costly legal process of changing, removing or introducing parking restrictions, it is the standard practice of the county council traffic management team to undertake requests such as this as part of a town/village parking review.

“In principle there is some merit in reducing the length of the double yellow lines in this case and a full investigation will be incorporated as part of the next Eastbourne Parking Restrictions Review which is scheduled to start in 2012.

“This will allow a full consultation and advertisement process to be held so that the review of all road users can be considered.”

The report concludes that the reduction of yellow lines is ‘worthy of further consideration’.

Pictures, left Vicarage Road (E50106M), right,GreysRoad (E50109M)