New double yellow lines planned for streets near Yate town centre

May 26 2020
New double yellow lines planned for streets near Yate town centre

PEOPLE are being asked for their views on plans to put down new double yellow lines on stretches of some roads in and around the middle of Yate.

South Gloucestershire Council has launched an online consultation on the plans, which runs until June 15.

The plans would see new double yellow lines introduced to prevent vehicles stopping on parts of Station Road, Link Road, Bennett’s Court, Broadway, Cabot Close, Church Road, Cleeve Road, Elmgrove Drive, Firgrove Crescent, Gleneagles, Highway, Home Orchard, Kennedy Way Car Park, Kennedy Way, Lawns Road, Melrose Avenue, Orchard Close, Painswick Drive, Ridgeway, Stanshawe Crescent, Sundridge Park, Swan Field, The Glen, Tree Leaze, Turnpike Close and Walnut Crescent.

Many of the new restrictions will be introduced at junctions, including some which currently have 'keep clear' markings, but new double yellow lines are also proposed near several bus stops on Station Road.

Explaining its reasons for the proposed changes, which also include some time-limited parking restrictions and changes to parking near schools, the council said: “Following the development of the Riverside Retail and Leisure Complex, and the introduction of limited parking within the shopping centre car park, there has been an increase in all day parking taking place in residential streets, which has caused access difficulties.

Also, concerns have been raised from residents living near to local primary schools about parking during the start and end of the school day.”

Anyone wanting to comment on the changes and view maps showing the precise location of the proposed double-yellow lines can do so by visiting the consultations section of South Gloucestershire Council’s website.