for more car parks to ease parking issues in Burnham-On-Sea
car parks and residents parking schemes are needed in Burnham-On-Sea
to help ease congestion, town councillors have said this week.
comments came during a council debate this week following calls
from a group of residents for more double yellow lines to be introduced
to combat parking problems.
in Steart Avenue have written to the Town Council asking for new
parking restrictions, but councillors say the problems are actually
a far wider problem.
Cllr Paul Young said: "If you restrict parking with double
yellow lines in one part of the town, you just create a problem
elsewhere. It's not as simple as introducing yellow lines along
a few roads."
Louise Parkin agreed, adding: "Parking is a problem across
the town. The issue is caused by Burnham not having enough public
can't just install double yellow lines everywhere because there
aren't enough spaces for motorists."
Cllr Andy Brewer agreed: "This is not an issue restricted
to a few roads. We need to look at restrictions on a wider scale."
Chris Williams told this week's meeting that the introduction
of residents parking schemes in Burnham could be one possible
solution by "restricting parking to those who live nearby."
He said such schemes work well in other Somerset towns.
County Council's Highways team is to be asked to recommend possible
solutions and a further update will be given at a future meeting
of the Town Council.