We are waiting for Norfolk County Council to carry out the last, formal, consultation on the proposals for parking restrictions in the village.
The proposals are to restrict all-day commuter parking in the village centre and to free up parking spaces for people wanting to visit the village and its businesses.
The Street/Crossway Terrace – parking bays on east side, restrictions on west side to allow parking for 23 hours per day, but not between 10 and 11 am Monday to Friday
Old Road opposite Carters and Wilkersons – parking bays for up to 2 hours parking
Bottom of Mill Lane – restrictions on both sides to allow parking for 23 hours per day, but not between 10 and 11 am Monday to Friday
Birtles Way – restrictions to allow parking for 23 hours per day, but not between 10 and 11 am Monday to Friday
Parking village centre
New Road – extra double yellow lines to prevent parking at the village centre end, and double yellow lines at junctions and at the entrance to the BP Garage/Travelodge/Starbucks
Priory Close – restrictions on entire road to allow parking for 23 hours per day, but not between 10 and 11 am Monday to Friday
Parking New Road
Reedham Road – double yellow lines on both sides to improve visibility, and double yellow lines at entrance to Co-Op and around Church Corner
Parking Reedham Road
The parish council has been working with Norfolk County Council to design parking restrictions in the village centre roads so as to restrict all-day parking by commuters, and to improve highways safety in the village.
These restrictions will also mean that parking for short-term visitors and customers will be easier and so will support local businesses.
NCC is about to consult local residents about the revised design.
There are some areas proposed for double yellow lines where this will improve highways safety. (Reedham Road, village centre end of New Road and at junctions).
Some parking bays will be created, where parking is only possible for up to 2 hours, Mondays – Fridays, 9am to 4pm. This means that someone could park there from 2.00pm one day, and overnight until 11.00am the following day, but not all day. (Around The Green, village centre end of Old Road, The Street – centre – and opposite Crossway Terrace).
There will also be some areas with single yellow lines, where no parking will be possible between 10am and 11am, Mondays to Fridays. This will enable people to visit family and friends but, again, will prevent all-day parking. Local residents will be able to park for 23 hours per day but will have to move their car for the hour between 10.00 and 11.00. This type of parking restriction is easier to monitor for the parking enforcement officer, and less of an inconvenience for residents. (Birtles Way, Mill Lane, Priory Close).
The Green, Mill Lane, Crossway Terrace, Old Road
New Road, Birtles Way, Priory Close
Reedham Road, The Street, Church Corner