Plans to ban parking on sections of business park


The county highways department is planning to ban parking on sections of a business park on the outskirts of Sleaford.

According to a letter to Sleaford Town Council from area highways manager Rowan Smith, the plan is to impose a parking ban on Lions Way off East Road near Kirks Vets.

There has been discussion with owners, the NHS (which occupies units at the neighbouring The Point office park), and some members of the public.

A highways spokesman said there was danger to people crossing between parked cars, turning out of junctions and difficulty of access for larger vehicles due to the number of cars parked on the road stretching from The Point.

Town councillor Grenville Jackson commented at last Wednesday’s applications committee that it would simply displace the parking elsewhere. But Coun Mark Graves said: “The road is continuously double parked. There have been accidents, bumps and near misses. I do not believe the buildings were ever developed for the density of employees that are currently using them.”

The town council voted in favour of the restrictions.