Proposals to tackle parking revealed

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  • Proposals to tackle commuter parking in Biggleswade have been revealed by Central Beds Council
  • Biggleswade Town Council is holding an extraordinary meeting on Tuesday, to consider the plans
  • Central Beds has put forward a number of options for different ‘zones’ in the town

Proposals to tackle commuter parking in Biggleswade have been revealed by Central Beds Council.

And Biggleswade Town Council is holding an extraordinary meeting on Tuesday, March 31 to consider the plans.

Members of the public are welcome to attend the meeting – and there will be a chance to have your say during the public open session.

Central Beds has put forward a number of options for different ‘zones’ in the town.

These are:

Zone A: Dells Lane (London Road to Bunyan Road), Mead End (Dells Lane to Elm Avenue), Tennyson Avenue and Bunyan Road.

Zone B: Dells Lane (Bunyan Road to Windermere Drive) and Lincoln Crescent.

Zone C: Holme Crescent, Blunham Road, South View and Hitchin Street.

Zone D: Osprey Road, Bittern Drive and Sandpiper Close.

Zone E: London Road, The Baulk and Drove Road.

The report from Central Beds recognises that Dells Lane carries a reasonably high volume of traffic, so on-street parking must be managed to ensure the orad is not obstructed.

It has suggested marked out residents’ permit parking spaces in Dells Lane, with double yellow lines elsewhere. Side roads would have residents permit holders parking without marked out spaces. Its option for zones A and B would see all junctions in Dells Lane covered with double yellow lines, with the remaining lengths of road having single yellow lines with time restrictions. Side roads would use single yellow lines.

Zone C could see the current No Waiting area on the west side of Hitchin Street converted to double yellow lines.

Again, Central Beds is considering the use of residents’ permit holders parking in Holme Crescent, Blunham Road and South View. Alternatively, Holme Crescent, Blunham Road and South View could see single yellow lines introduced.

The report adds that residents permit parking could also be considered for the unrestricted length of road to the north of Teal Road and the length of road south of Mill Lane, which currently has one hour limited waiting.

Zone D could see more residents’ permit holders parking, or single yellow lines.

London Road could see double yellow lines on the north side and the Drove Road junction - but with the south side unrestricted, or double yellow lines at the Drove Road junction and single yellow lines on both sides along the remaining length.

The Baulk, which already has double yellow lines, could see its unrestricted lengths converted to resident permit holder parking.

The town council meeting begins at 7pm at the town council offices on Saffron Road.