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Parking restrictions in Ryedale come under review
8:52am Thursday 6th September 2012 in News
HIGHWAYS chiefs say they have no plans to paint scores of new yellow lines in communities across Ryedale – despite the impression given by a legal notice.
North Yorkshire County Council took out two and a half pages in The Press’s sister paper, the Gazette & Herald, to advertise proposals for waiting restrictions on scores of roads in towns including Malton , Norton , Pickering, Helmsley and Kirkbymoorside and many smaller villages.
The notice said the orders would amend existing waiting restrictions and introduce new restrictions on roads.
In Malton, for example, it said there would be “no waiting at any time” in dozens of roads including Appletree Way, Broughton Road, Castle Howard Drive, Derwent Road, East Mount, Highfield Road and Lime Tree Avenue.
But a council spokeswoman said that in most cases, the orders did not mean new waiting restrictions.
She said the orders were needed because, subject to Department for Transport approval, the authority would take over responsibility for parking enforcement duties from the police across the county from next summer, although civil parking enforcement had already been in operation in Harrogate borough since 2002 and Scarborough district since 2007.
“The Department for Transport needs to be satisfied that all Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) and associated traffic signs and road markings in the county are consistent and comply with legal requirements,” she said.
The council had therefore undertaken a comprehensive review of all existing orders within Ryedale and other districts relating to on-street parking provisions, which also included residents parking and designated disabled parking places.
“The council is therefore implementing a district wide traffic regulation order for each district to make sure that the orders comply with whatever is currently in place on the ground,” she said. “For the most part, the new orders will only reflect existing restrictions, with only a few additional on-street parking restrictions.”
to be brought in across the county to comply with the Traffic Signs and Regulations and General directions 2002.”
She said the council would be consulting with all parish and town councils and other key stakeholders affected by any proposals.