County Council Has Agreed To Parking Restrictions Around Royal Preston Hospital

Lancashire County Council has agreed to take a tougher stance to improve parking on roads near Royal Preston Hospital.

A report was presented to the council regarding the issues local residents have faced in the area.

Following a meeting, the County Council has decided to implement parking restrictions to prevent obstructive parking.

A Council spokesman said, “The report outlines that indiscriminate and obstructive parking by staff, patients and visitors is making it difficult for vehicles to move along roads, and negotiate junctions.

“There are also problems with safety at junctions due to sightlines being obscured, issues for residents getting into and out of their driveways, and particular difficulties for larger delivery and refuse vehicles.

“Most of the proposed restrictions are focused around junctions and aim to prevent daytime parking on weekdays, however there will also be restrictions on two narrow roads where obstruction is a problem, Fairways and The Paddock, to prevent waiting at any time.”

County Councillor Keith Iddon, cabinet member for highways and transport, added, “Where problems are reported with obstruction and safety, as the highways authority we have a duty to investigate.

“The extra parking restrictions agreed today are designed to improve safety and access to these roads during the day, while still ensuring that residents can park in the evening and overnight.”

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