Hawthorne Meadows

HAWTHORN CRACKDOWN WILL MEAN LESS PARKING SPACES BUT IMPROVED SAFETY

East Cowes Tro 1Double yellow lines are planned for one of East Cowes’s busiest estates in an effort to combat haphazard parking said to be compromising the safety of pedestrians.

If the orders are introduced they will further restrict parking across 53 areas of the Hawthorne Meadows and along Saunders Way – on what is already a hard-to-park estate.

The Isle of Wight Council has issued the traffic regulation order (TRO) to deal with highway safety issues, it says. It has now started a consultation period for any objections to come forward.

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A council spokesperson said an assessment of the area identified parking on footways and close to bends and junctions as danger points. The bad parking also hindered the ability of emergency service vehicles to pass through the development.

Interestingly, double yellows are to be introduced on the much-wider Saunders Way, where vehicles don’t tend to park. However, it will soon be a through road to the industrial area at Kingston.

The changes are being proposed on parts of:

  • Albert Way
  • Brinton Close
  • Chinchen Close
  • Cromwell Avenue
  • Gustar Grove
  • Haven Close
  • Lambert Lane
  • Naval Terrace
  • Saunders Way
  • St Wilfred Drive

It is hoped the restrictions will increase visibility at junctions, there will be easier access down narrow streets and dangerous situations will be avoided.

Around the estate, parking spaces are provided for homes but with many households having more cars than private spaces, on-street parking is usually the only alternative.

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The council has recognised increasing parking restrictions within the estate may result in the displacement of vehicle parking but says they are seen to be necessary on the grounds of highway safety.

The spokesperson confirmed the authority has no plans to deal with any displaced parking as a result of the restrictions, considering the private off-street parking available to homeowners.

The matter will be discussed at the East Cowes Town Council meeting on Thursday 19th May, at 19:00, as a ‘matter of urgency’, ahead of the final submission for public comments.

Anyone wishing to object to the proposals can send their points to [email protected] or in writing to Scott Headey, traffic manager, St Christopher House, 42 Daish Way, Newport, PO30 5XJ by noon on Friday 20th May.

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Roland Butter
Roland Butter
1 month ago

More council pension lines and of course a commitment to force people from their cars so they can meet their central government net zero targets – your local authority, working to make residents lives a misery whilst milking you to pay for the privilege

Ryde Monkey
Ryde Monkey
1 month ago

People may blame the council but can argue it’s the fault of the selfish and inconsiderate few that park dangerously on corners and block pavements that think there are no consequences to their actions.

Lol
Lol
1 month ago

Damn good job, need way more double yellow lines. Do the main road along the school as well, nearly all the roads have turned into car parks. People need to suck it up and learn to walk more. Lol

Car lvr
Car lvr
1 month ago

Stop this war on cars

We need them

Kate
Kate
1 month ago

‘Fewer’ parking spaces.

Surfingwithsharks
Surfingwithsharks
1 month ago

Our council is so advanced in its scientific lunchtime doodle research that they have been able to print, using stunning and brave ink, that they, the new council will beat the zero carbon target set by the government of illusion by a full ten years..how stunning and brave, progressive and inclusive..except its punishing council tax payers and car drivers! there is no parking here on the island anymore..sadly our woke council is far to busy filling it up with imports to satisfy their virtue signaling needs to notice our situation…the imported people also drive cars, another fine mess you’ve gotton us into…

Hawthorn Meadows resident
Hawthorn Meadows resident
1 month ago

About time, it’s been a nightmare for years. Residents have allocated parking spaces but they prefer to park on the road right outside their door. People with prams or people with disabilities are forced to walk in the road because of parking on pavements.

David
David
Reply to  Hawthorn Meadows resident
1 month ago

I would worry about the council putting yellow lines down they put yellow lines on Acorn Gardens and put them the wrong side of the Road

 

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