Row over double yellow lines at luxury flats

The Bolton News: Matthew Moss, right, and his father, Alan, at the double yellow lines at Valley Mill Matthew Moss, right, and his father, Alan, at the double yellow lines at Valley Mill

A ROW has broken out at luxury flats after double yellow lines were painted outside the development.

Local councillors say the yellow lines were brought in at the behest of residents at the Eagley Mills complex — but it appears not everyone living there is happy about the decision.

Matthew Moss, aged 24, only recently moved into Valley Mill, which is located within the regenerated Eagley Mills, with his girlfriend.

He says he was allocated one parking spot in the building’s car park, but because the couple have two cars, one of them would park on Threadfold Way which lies next to the flats.

He said: “This has never been a problem until the other day when I returned home from a 12-hour day, only to find that I could not park outside my home because the road now has double yellow lines — I feel like we are being penalised for having a household with two cars and two people who work for a living.”

Mr Moss said the move has now removed more than 30 parking spaces for tenants living in the mills.

The decision to bring in the yellow lines was implemented by the Bromley Cross Area Forum and has been done on an “experimental basis” with a review of the decision due in six months.

Cllr Norman Critchley said councillors were responding to concerns from other residents living in the flats.

He said: “We were approached by residents who were concerned because people were parking on both sides of Threadfold Way and there was a worry that emergency services vehicles couldn’t get through.

“It is a beautiful site and normally I am anti-yellow lines but when there is public safety at risk it is a different matter.”


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Mr Moss’s father, Alan Moss, aged 58, described the move as “lunacy”.

He said: “It is a new-build regeneration area. How are they expecting to sell flats when they remove the parking for residents?”

“Now when I go to visit my son, we have to walk from Blackburn Road — it’s a long walk and one that could be dangerous in the winter period.”

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6:29am Thu 12 Dec 13

Hectoriva says...

Matthew Moss who has only just moved will be unaware of the problems parking has been down here for years! People who love on Hough lane park on the mills for a hasty escape to work, people from the mills used to double park from bridge to bridge usually completely blocking the pavement forcing wheel chair users/prams onto the road, it is a great idea!
Matthew Moss who has only just moved will be unaware of the problems parking has been down here for years! People who love on Hough lane park on the mills for a hasty escape to work, people from the mills used to double park from bridge to bridge usually completely blocking the pavement forcing wheel chair users/prams onto the road, it is a great idea! Hectoriva

7:04am Thu 12 Dec 13

oftbewildered2 says...

Hectoriva wrote:
Matthew Moss who has only just moved will be unaware of the problems parking has been down here for years! People who love on Hough lane park on the mills for a hasty escape to work, people from the mills used to double park from bridge to bridge usually completely blocking the pavement forcing wheel chair users/prams onto the road, it is a great idea!
I do not live in the area, but was wondering if something like resident's permit parking might assist the two car families. After all, two cars is not at all unusual nowadays. Where my cousin lives there are designated parking spaces and also a visitors parking area, one space for each property. Of course they are lucky enough to have the room to do this. Nothing worse than not being able to park near your own home, unless of course you find all the thoughtlessly parked cars damaged or towed away because the fire engine did not have enough room to get through. It might never happen - but you never know.
[quote][p][bold]Hectoriva[/bold] wrote: Matthew Moss who has only just moved will be unaware of the problems parking has been down here for years! People who love on Hough lane park on the mills for a hasty escape to work, people from the mills used to double park from bridge to bridge usually completely blocking the pavement forcing wheel chair users/prams onto the road, it is a great idea![/p][/quote]I do not live in the area, but was wondering if something like resident's permit parking might assist the two car families. After all, two cars is not at all unusual nowadays. Where my cousin lives there are designated parking spaces and also a visitors parking area, one space for each property. Of course they are lucky enough to have the room to do this. Nothing worse than not being able to park near your own home, unless of course you find all the thoughtlessly parked cars damaged or towed away because the fire engine did not have enough room to get through. It might never happen - but you never know. oftbewildered2

7:23am Thu 12 Dec 13

Paypwip says...

For some years now, all new developments are supposed to provide off-road parking for TWO vehicles per household, so looks like someone's fouled up in the planning process.
For some years now, all new developments are supposed to provide off-road parking for TWO vehicles per household, so looks like someone's fouled up in the planning process. Paypwip

7:47am Thu 12 Dec 13

one_love says...

why dont they just paint lines on one side of the road, this will stop parking on both sides of the road.
why dont they just paint lines on one side of the road, this will stop parking on both sides of the road. one_love

8:35am Thu 12 Dec 13

The Righteous One says...

Paypwip wrote:
For some years now, all new developments are supposed to provide off-road parking for TWO vehicles per household, so looks like someone's fouled up in the planning process.
Nope it has always just been for one car - all the latest developments, including those on Blackburn Road only allow for 1 car.

In this case my heart bleeds - NOT!!! All this should be been looked into before buying - any sensible property buyer do the full checks!
[quote][p][bold]Paypwip[/bold] wrote: For some years now, all new developments are supposed to provide off-road parking for TWO vehicles per household, so looks like someone's fouled up in the planning process.[/p][/quote]Nope it has always just been for one car - all the latest developments, including those on Blackburn Road only allow for 1 car. In this case my heart bleeds - NOT!!! All this should be been looked into before buying - any sensible property buyer do the full checks! The Righteous One

9:23am Thu 12 Dec 13

Stabilo says...

100% the right decision. My friend lives down there so I go down regularly. I struggle sometimes to get my car through where they double park (right at the beginning of the estate, just after crossing the bridge). There is absolutely NO way that a fire engine would get through it is that narrow at times.
100% the right decision. My friend lives down there so I go down regularly. I struggle sometimes to get my car through where they double park (right at the beginning of the estate, just after crossing the bridge). There is absolutely NO way that a fire engine would get through it is that narrow at times. Stabilo

9:37am Thu 12 Dec 13

Anniejay says...

Unlike Mr Moss I have lived on the Eagley Mills complex for 8 years and fully support this decision to implement double yellow lines. This is the only access road into the development and until the lines were painted it was dangerous and at times almost inaccessible with cars parked both sides of the road and on the pavements. I sincerely hope that the yellow lines remain there after the experimental period.
Unlike Mr Moss I have lived on the Eagley Mills complex for 8 years and fully support this decision to implement double yellow lines. This is the only access road into the development and until the lines were painted it was dangerous and at times almost inaccessible with cars parked both sides of the road and on the pavements. I sincerely hope that the yellow lines remain there after the experimental period. Anniejay

9:44am Thu 12 Dec 13

Paypwip says...

The Righteous One wrote:
Paypwip wrote:
For some years now, all new developments are supposed to provide off-road parking for TWO vehicles per household, so looks like someone's fouled up in the planning process.
Nope it has always just been for one car - all the latest developments, including those on Blackburn Road only allow for 1 car.

In this case my heart bleeds - NOT!!! All this should be been looked into before buying - any sensible property buyer do the full checks!
That's interesting. I've seen planning applications refused for exactly that reason.
[quote][p][bold]The Righteous One[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Paypwip[/bold] wrote: For some years now, all new developments are supposed to provide off-road parking for TWO vehicles per household, so looks like someone's fouled up in the planning process.[/p][/quote]Nope it has always just been for one car - all the latest developments, including those on Blackburn Road only allow for 1 car. In this case my heart bleeds - NOT!!! All this should be been looked into before buying - any sensible property buyer do the full checks![/p][/quote]That's interesting. I've seen planning applications refused for exactly that reason. Paypwip

9:53am Thu 12 Dec 13

MissPeg says...

Paypwip wrote:
The Righteous One wrote:
Paypwip wrote:
For some years now, all new developments are supposed to provide off-road parking for TWO vehicles per household, so looks like someone's fouled up in the planning process.
Nope it has always just been for one car - all the latest developments, including those on Blackburn Road only allow for 1 car.

In this case my heart bleeds - NOT!!! All this should be been looked into before buying - any sensible property buyer do the full checks!
That's interesting. I've seen planning applications refused for exactly that reason.
Eagley Mills are in a very compact area, which means there simply wasn't room for that many spaces. For new builds or builds with plenty of land, perhaps that is right. But for old mills that they don't want to demolish, just regenerate, maybe the rules are different considering the desire to preserve the area.

The gentleman in the article could just have easily come home one day to find his neighbours having guests stay for a week, taking up his additional space. He chose to live at a mill where parking is limited, unfortunately, that's just how it is when you opt for living in flats.
[quote][p][bold]Paypwip[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Righteous One[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Paypwip[/bold] wrote: For some years now, all new developments are supposed to provide off-road parking for TWO vehicles per household, so looks like someone's fouled up in the planning process.[/p][/quote]Nope it has always just been for one car - all the latest developments, including those on Blackburn Road only allow for 1 car. In this case my heart bleeds - NOT!!! All this should be been looked into before buying - any sensible property buyer do the full checks![/p][/quote]That's interesting. I've seen planning applications refused for exactly that reason.[/p][/quote]Eagley Mills are in a very compact area, which means there simply wasn't room for that many spaces. For new builds or builds with plenty of land, perhaps that is right. But for old mills that they don't want to demolish, just regenerate, maybe the rules are different considering the desire to preserve the area. The gentleman in the article could just have easily come home one day to find his neighbours having guests stay for a week, taking up his additional space. He chose to live at a mill where parking is limited, unfortunately, that's just how it is when you opt for living in flats. MissPeg

10:16am Thu 12 Dec 13

mdavies11 says...

" penalised for having a household with two people who work for a living.”

Modern Britain in a nutshell.
" penalised for having a household with two people who work for a living.” Modern Britain in a nutshell. mdavies11

10:22am Thu 12 Dec 13

LittleWhiteButterfly says...

The Righteous One wrote:
Paypwip wrote:
For some years now, all new developments are supposed to provide off-road parking for TWO vehicles per household, so looks like someone's fouled up in the planning process.
Nope it has always just been for one car - all the latest developments, including those on Blackburn Road only allow for 1 car.

In this case my heart bleeds - NOT!!! All this should be been looked into before buying - any sensible property buyer do the full checks!
...when they moved in there were no double yellow lines hence they assumed rightly or wrongly there was room for two cars. i don't see why there are double lines on both sides of the road

I live on a terraced road built in the 1920s and there is no room on the street to park so everyone parks half on the pavement often with at lease 2 cars per family and this is a huge issue so i see the need for the double yellow lines - however no one pays attention to the ones near my house as no one patrols the area - i once rang a number put up locally for a towing company who 'watch the area' and it was a dud.
i appreciate you're not going to magic parking from nowhere but i do think that the council should implement resident permits in areas such as this, hopefully that will cut down the amount of cars in the area.
[quote][p][bold]The Righteous One[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Paypwip[/bold] wrote: For some years now, all new developments are supposed to provide off-road parking for TWO vehicles per household, so looks like someone's fouled up in the planning process.[/p][/quote]Nope it has always just been for one car - all the latest developments, including those on Blackburn Road only allow for 1 car. In this case my heart bleeds - NOT!!! All this should be been looked into before buying - any sensible property buyer do the full checks![/p][/quote]...when they moved in there were no double yellow lines hence they assumed rightly or wrongly there was room for two cars. i don't see why there are double lines on both sides of the road I live on a terraced road built in the 1920s and there is no room on the street to park so everyone parks half on the pavement often with at lease 2 cars per family and this is a huge issue so i see the need for the double yellow lines - however no one pays attention to the ones near my house as no one patrols the area - i once rang a number put up locally for a towing company who 'watch the area' and it was a dud. i appreciate you're not going to magic parking from nowhere but i do think that the council should implement resident permits in areas such as this, hopefully that will cut down the amount of cars in the area. LittleWhiteButterfly

10:23am Thu 12 Dec 13

boredofbolton says...

having lived over looking threadfold way for over 7 years i have never once seen a lorry/van/car get stuck while going down there. the bin men have managed every week. i remember once three fire engines responding to a report of a cow in the river (hoax call in the end), but they had no problems getting up and down at will. i have see plenty of delivery lorries such as DFS, Argos and B and Q. there is not a problem, sorry i should rephrase that, there didn't used to be a problem.

this is the work of the mills residents committee. a member of which once stopped me to ask me if i was going to pick up my dogs wee!
having lived over looking threadfold way for over 7 years i have never once seen a lorry/van/car get stuck while going down there. the bin men have managed every week. i remember once three fire engines responding to a report of a cow in the river (hoax call in the end), but they had no problems getting up and down at will. i have see plenty of delivery lorries such as DFS, Argos and B and Q. there is not a problem, sorry i should rephrase that, there didn't used to be a problem. this is the work of the mills residents committee. a member of which once stopped me to ask me if i was going to pick up my dogs wee! boredofbolton

10:34am Thu 12 Dec 13

Jim271 says...

Comments removed again, your not allowed to mention car parking in certain areas of Bolton or the company which enforces it in case you offend.

Big Brother is watching you.
Comments removed again, your not allowed to mention car parking in certain areas of Bolton or the company which enforces it in case you offend. Big Brother is watching you. Jim271

10:50am Thu 12 Dec 13

lv8151 says...

boredofbolton wrote:
having lived over looking threadfold way for over 7 years i have never once seen a lorry/van/car get stuck while going down there. the bin men have managed every week. i remember once three fire engines responding to a report of a cow in the river (hoax call in the end), but they had no problems getting up and down at will. i have see plenty of delivery lorries such as DFS, Argos and B and Q. there is not a problem, sorry i should rephrase that, there didn't used to be a problem.

this is the work of the mills residents committee. a member of which once stopped me to ask me if i was going to pick up my dogs wee!
the problem would be at night time when all are back from work .... during the day when delivery wagons and so as you mentioned are able to get up the road that is because a lot of the residents and their cars that are causing an obstruction with their double parking are at work
[quote][p][bold]boredofbolton[/bold] wrote: having lived over looking threadfold way for over 7 years i have never once seen a lorry/van/car get stuck while going down there. the bin men have managed every week. i remember once three fire engines responding to a report of a cow in the river (hoax call in the end), but they had no problems getting up and down at will. i have see plenty of delivery lorries such as DFS, Argos and B and Q. there is not a problem, sorry i should rephrase that, there didn't used to be a problem. this is the work of the mills residents committee. a member of which once stopped me to ask me if i was going to pick up my dogs wee![/p][/quote]the problem would be at night time when all are back from work .... during the day when delivery wagons and so as you mentioned are able to get up the road that is because a lot of the residents and their cars that are causing an obstruction with their double parking are at work lv8151

11:00am Thu 12 Dec 13

Donkey Stone says...

Stabilo wrote:
100% the right decision. My friend lives down there so I go down regularly. I struggle sometimes to get my car through where they double park (right at the beginning of the estate, just after crossing the bridge). There is absolutely NO way that a fire engine would get through it is that narrow at times.
Where do you park then?
[quote][p][bold]Stabilo[/bold] wrote: 100% the right decision. My friend lives down there so I go down regularly. I struggle sometimes to get my car through where they double park (right at the beginning of the estate, just after crossing the bridge). There is absolutely NO way that a fire engine would get through it is that narrow at times.[/p][/quote]Where do you park then? Donkey Stone

12:26pm Thu 12 Dec 13

The Righteous One says...

Donkey Stone wrote:
Stabilo wrote:
100% the right decision. My friend lives down there so I go down regularly. I struggle sometimes to get my car through where they double park (right at the beginning of the estate, just after crossing the bridge). There is absolutely NO way that a fire engine would get through it is that narrow at times.
Where do you park then?
Best place would be the bus terminus as there are no buses until the evenings and Sunday daytime only!
[quote][p][bold]Donkey Stone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stabilo[/bold] wrote: 100% the right decision. My friend lives down there so I go down regularly. I struggle sometimes to get my car through where they double park (right at the beginning of the estate, just after crossing the bridge). There is absolutely NO way that a fire engine would get through it is that narrow at times.[/p][/quote]Where do you park then?[/p][/quote]Best place would be the bus terminus as there are no buses until the evenings and Sunday daytime only! The Righteous One

12:31pm Thu 12 Dec 13

boredofbolton says...

lv8151 wrote:
boredofbolton wrote:
having lived over looking threadfold way for over 7 years i have never once seen a lorry/van/car get stuck while going down there. the bin men have managed every week. i remember once three fire engines responding to a report of a cow in the river (hoax call in the end), but they had no problems getting up and down at will. i have see plenty of delivery lorries such as DFS, Argos and B and Q. there is not a problem, sorry i should rephrase that, there didn't used to be a problem.

this is the work of the mills residents committee. a member of which once stopped me to ask me if i was going to pick up my dogs wee!
the problem would be at night time when all are back from work .... during the day when delivery wagons and so as you mentioned are able to get up the road that is because a lot of the residents and their cars that are causing an obstruction with their double parking are at work
the incident with the fire engines was at night after every one had come home.
[quote][p][bold]lv8151[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boredofbolton[/bold] wrote: having lived over looking threadfold way for over 7 years i have never once seen a lorry/van/car get stuck while going down there. the bin men have managed every week. i remember once three fire engines responding to a report of a cow in the river (hoax call in the end), but they had no problems getting up and down at will. i have see plenty of delivery lorries such as DFS, Argos and B and Q. there is not a problem, sorry i should rephrase that, there didn't used to be a problem. this is the work of the mills residents committee. a member of which once stopped me to ask me if i was going to pick up my dogs wee![/p][/quote]the problem would be at night time when all are back from work .... during the day when delivery wagons and so as you mentioned are able to get up the road that is because a lot of the residents and their cars that are causing an obstruction with their double parking are at work[/p][/quote]the incident with the fire engines was at night after every one had come home. boredofbolton

12:32pm Thu 12 Dec 13

boredofbolton says...

also why do the lines run in front of peoples houses?
also why do the lines run in front of peoples houses? boredofbolton

12:44pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Stabilo says...

The Righteous One wrote:
Donkey Stone wrote:
Stabilo wrote:
100% the right decision. My friend lives down there so I go down regularly. I struggle sometimes to get my car through where they double park (right at the beginning of the estate, just after crossing the bridge). There is absolutely NO way that a fire engine would get through it is that narrow at times.
Where do you park then?
Best place would be the bus terminus as there are no buses until the evenings and Sunday daytime only!
Well 99/100 times I go there I'm only picking him up so I pull up on his drive or outside his house and he jumps in. He actually lives in the furthest back part of the estate in the townhouse style homes where they all have drives so the parking on the road isn't anywhere near as much an issue.
[quote][p][bold]The Righteous One[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Donkey Stone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stabilo[/bold] wrote: 100% the right decision. My friend lives down there so I go down regularly. I struggle sometimes to get my car through where they double park (right at the beginning of the estate, just after crossing the bridge). There is absolutely NO way that a fire engine would get through it is that narrow at times.[/p][/quote]Where do you park then?[/p][/quote]Best place would be the bus terminus as there are no buses until the evenings and Sunday daytime only![/p][/quote]Well 99/100 times I go there I'm only picking him up so I pull up on his drive or outside his house and he jumps in. He actually lives in the furthest back part of the estate in the townhouse style homes where they all have drives so the parking on the road isn't anywhere near as much an issue. Stabilo

2:56pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Paypwip says...

Just had a look at this road/area on streetview and the development does technically comply with the 'space for two vehicles off road' requirement as they have a garage and a drive in front of it.

I say technically, because the size of garages hasn't increased since the 1950s, but cars have. Coupled with the poor interior design of modern developments, this means that most garages are simply storerooms for stuff that should have storage space in the house but doesn't fit because the developer wants to squeeze more properties in.
Just had a look at this road/area on streetview and the development does technically comply with the 'space for two vehicles off road' requirement as they have a garage and a drive in front of it. I say technically, because the size of garages hasn't increased since the 1950s, but cars have. Coupled with the poor interior design of modern developments, this means that most garages are simply storerooms for stuff that should have storage space in the house but doesn't fit because the developer wants to squeeze more properties in. Paypwip

3:06pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Stabilo says...

Paypwip wrote:
Just had a look at this road/area on streetview and the development does technically comply with the 'space for two vehicles off road' requirement as they have a garage and a drive in front of it.

I say technically, because the size of garages hasn't increased since the 1950s, but cars have. Coupled with the poor interior design of modern developments, this means that most garages are simply storerooms for stuff that should have storage space in the house but doesn't fit because the developer wants to squeeze more properties in.
The houses do, but the flats don't. That's where the main congestion is, close to the entrance of the estate (over the bridge). Further 'back' in the estate where the houses are with drives and garages isn't so much an issue.
[quote][p][bold]Paypwip[/bold] wrote: Just had a look at this road/area on streetview and the development does technically comply with the 'space for two vehicles off road' requirement as they have a garage and a drive in front of it. I say technically, because the size of garages hasn't increased since the 1950s, but cars have. Coupled with the poor interior design of modern developments, this means that most garages are simply storerooms for stuff that should have storage space in the house but doesn't fit because the developer wants to squeeze more properties in.[/p][/quote]The houses do, but the flats don't. That's where the main congestion is, close to the entrance of the estate (over the bridge). Further 'back' in the estate where the houses are with drives and garages isn't so much an issue. Stabilo

5:03pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Nick Bolton says...

I have some sympathy for Matt & his partner wanting to live in a nice spot, the article doesn't state whether they bought the flat or are renting but when I bought one in the adjacent Brook Mill in 2003 the deeds clearly stated that there was one allocated parking space. Valley Mill has a massive car park with some visitor spaces but I assume they are quickly taken. It has always been an issue there with cars regularly double parked outside Brook Mill. There are a few visitor spaces opposite 2-14 Threadfold Way & the only alternative I can think of is to park at Eagley sports club & walk along the path - cannot guarantee the safety of your car though!
I have some sympathy for Matt & his partner wanting to live in a nice spot, the article doesn't state whether they bought the flat or are renting but when I bought one in the adjacent Brook Mill in 2003 the deeds clearly stated that there was one allocated parking space. Valley Mill has a massive car park with some visitor spaces but I assume they are quickly taken. It has always been an issue there with cars regularly double parked outside Brook Mill. There are a few visitor spaces opposite 2-14 Threadfold Way & the only alternative I can think of is to park at Eagley sports club & walk along the path - cannot guarantee the safety of your car though! Nick Bolton

8:32pm Thu 12 Dec 13

atlas123 says...

There is a problem that there are spaces available in the carparks, each flat is allocated one space, extra are available but you have to pay for the extra permit.

Now people dont want to do that do they...

Some cynics might say that whoever gains from the selling of permits may be pushing for these yellows.

I have seen cars ticketed down there by police for obstruction.
There is a problem that there are spaces available in the carparks, each flat is allocated one space, extra are available but you have to pay for the extra permit. Now people dont want to do that do they... Some cynics might say that whoever gains from the selling of permits may be pushing for these yellows. I have seen cars ticketed down there by police for obstruction. atlas123

9:35pm Thu 12 Dec 13

I Burrow says...

How things change . Now eagley for housing and no where to park. Mills built with cottages locally so work Was walkable !!! Have we progressed ? Answers on a postcard
How things change . Now eagley for housing and no where to park. Mills built with cottages locally so work Was walkable !!! Have we progressed ? Answers on a postcard I Burrow

11:05pm Thu 12 Dec 13

thomas222 says...

Live in a Mill and you get what you bought...... **** from developers and Councils....... Not long now before the prices drop as no one now wants them as they realise that they are rubbish places to live and even for rental are crap as most tennants are yuppies who do one when they go skint.
Live in a Mill and you get what you bought...... **** from developers and Councils....... Not long now before the prices drop as no one now wants them as they realise that they are rubbish places to live and even for rental are crap as most tennants are yuppies who do one when they go skint. thomas222

1:52pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Allmylife says...

I am 100% in support of the double yellow lines. As a resident on Threadfold Way we are subject to random and irresponsible parking, commercial vehicles being dumped for the weekend, parents and children having to walk in the road, damage to pavements.... need I go on?
As to the road being blocked - this can happen - maybe not yet - does anyone want to risk it when Valley Mill is ablaze?
The fundamental problem of Spencers Wood residents and nursery drop offs has been sorted thus easing the symptoms.
There seems to be no issue with parking now. People find new ways of doing things. It settles down in the end.
I am sure you agree the place is a more pleasant place to approach now. A better order to things has arisen.
I am 100% in support of the double yellow lines. As a resident on Threadfold Way we are subject to random and irresponsible parking, commercial vehicles being dumped for the weekend, parents and children having to walk in the road, damage to pavements.... need I go on? As to the road being blocked - this can happen - maybe not yet - does anyone want to risk it when Valley Mill is ablaze? The fundamental problem of Spencers Wood residents and nursery drop offs has been sorted thus easing the symptoms. There seems to be no issue with parking now. People find new ways of doing things. It settles down in the end. I am sure you agree the place is a more pleasant place to approach now. A better order to things has arisen. Allmylife

2:58am Sat 14 Dec 13

Eileen mc c says...

Parking restriction in residential areas is a pain double yellows are not the answer !!! I live on a restricted parking street so speak from experience
Parking restriction in residential areas is a pain double yellows are not the answer !!! I live on a restricted parking street so speak from experience Eileen mc c

6:04pm Mon 16 Dec 13

genesis22 says...

Eagley & Bromley Cross has seen significant residential development over the last 35 years, trebling the number of people living there and trebling the council tax income, yet the council provides nothing extra whatsoever in infrastructure be it new roads, additional car parking, etc. If they attract people to live in these converted mills they should provide more parking, take away the green embankments and turn them into car parks. Our councils are all for grabbing more income wherever they can yet refuse to give taxpayers the infrastructure they need.
Eagley & Bromley Cross has seen significant residential development over the last 35 years, trebling the number of people living there and trebling the council tax income, yet the council provides nothing extra whatsoever in infrastructure be it new roads, additional car parking, etc. If they attract people to live in these converted mills they should provide more parking, take away the green embankments and turn them into car parks. Our councils are all for grabbing more income wherever they can yet refuse to give taxpayers the infrastructure they need. genesis22

3:35pm Wed 18 Dec 13

marco999 says...

It's about time that people are granted resident parking permits for the space at the front of their own homes. My street is double yellow lines all down one side of it however at my side there are none. This of course means everyone scrambles for a parking space and it's first come first served. I often have to park half a mile away from my own house which is a real pain. It also worries me I may not be covered on insurance if my car becomes the victim of thieves or vandals with it being parked so far away and out of my sight. Parking in residential streets is a nightmare these days so the council should start handing out resident only parking permits for those with no choice but to park on yellow lines (say between 6pm and 7am?)
It's about time that people are granted resident parking permits for the space at the front of their own homes. My street is double yellow lines all down one side of it however at my side there are none. This of course means everyone scrambles for a parking space and it's first come first served. I often have to park half a mile away from my own house which is a real pain. It also worries me I may not be covered on insurance if my car becomes the victim of thieves or vandals with it being parked so far away and out of my sight. Parking in residential streets is a nightmare these days so the council should start handing out resident only parking permits for those with no choice but to park on yellow lines (say between 6pm and 7am?) marco999

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