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Plan to assess parking problem on King’s Lynn estate

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Residents of a Lynn housing estate are to be consulted on measures which could be introduced in a bid to reduce parking problems in their streets, it has emerged.

Restrictions including double yellow lines or residents only parking areas are set to be examined on the Springwood estate in Gaywood in response to calls for action to be taken.

The move follows recent talks between residents, members of the Gaywood, Fairstead and Reffley Safer Neighbourhood Action Panel (SNAP) and managers from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Many drivers currently park on estate roads when going to and from the hospital site, causing regular disruption to local people.

Panel chairman Elizabeth Nockolds said: “The meeting was very constructive and has helped to create a clear way forward.”

Margaret Wilkinson, the divisional county councillor for Gaywood South, said: “It’s clear that there is no quick and easy answer, but we have now got everyone working together to look for ways forward. Options will be brought back to residents for their comment in the New Year.”

County Highways officials are set to look at the issue and householders are likely to be consulted on their proposals in either January or February.

Meanwhile, police will be monitoring the area and taking action against dangerous parking.

And hospital managers will also be updating their travel plan and encouraging people to share cars where possible.

 

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