by Lib Dem team on 20 September, 2013
The Lib Dem team have been very concerned about the problems with parking on St Ann’s Road North over the last year or two, where cars from the business park have started being parked along the road.
It’s dangerous and frustrating for residents, and we’ve been working with our fellow councillors in Heald Green (where the problem parking is occuring) to see if we can find a solution.
We’re getting yellow lines painted each side of the chicanes to keep them free and improve safety. Those who use the road will also have seen that we’ve had bollards put on the pavement by the chicanes to stop people mounting the pavement to get round them.
One option to stop the parking would be to put yellow lines right down the road. The problem with that is it just moves the problem – we end up chasing cars around as they park on the other side of St Ann’s Road or move into the side roads and cause problems there.
We think to solve the problem we need to work on the causes – partly a lack of spaces for some cars on the business park, but mostly people wanting to get a quick getaway towards the M56 and it being much quicker to go through Heald Green than onto Kingsway.
We’ve got a meeting with the Development Director of Muse, the company that owns the business park, and we’ll be going to the next Cheadle Royal tenants’ meeting too. Something we’d like to see is a resumption of the shuttle-bus which ran very successfully for quite a while.
This is a real problem, and we’ll continue looking for workable solutions.9 Comments