A PETITION was raised against proposed parking restrictions.
But councillors agreed they should be implemented and the measure is now in force.
The restrictions were put forward at the junction of Heath Lane and Dryersfield in Boughton Heath.
A local resident argued that parking on Heath Lane at the junction of Dryersfield reduces visibility for vehicles emerging from the road.
Traffic engineers took a look for themselves and confirmed this was the case.
Chester's highways and transportation local joint committee agreed to advertise waiting restrictions at the junction for public consultation leading to a six signature petition.
Chester's parking services manager David Bennett was told the proposals had led to “great concern”.
The petitioners objected in “the strongest possible terms” and argued that sensible parking on Heath Lane was in no way dangerous or undesirable.
The 15m of restrictions proposed, they believed, would push parking problems further up the road.
It was suggested that when Dryersfield had planning permission, little consideration was given to parking problems.
It was proposed that Heath Lane would be used as overspill especially at weekends when this did not present a problem with school buses as they did not use the road at that time.
Recommending the restrictions should be implemented, area highways manager Colin Stredder said they would limit waiting within 10m of the junction which was in line with the recommendations in the Highway Code.
They would remove space for about four vehicles which he believed would be displaced further along Heath Lane where there was good visibility for vehicles to pass.
“It is frustrating we are having to spend council taxpayers' money to advertise double yellow lines,” said committee vice chairman County Cllr Sue Proctor (Lib Dem Boughton Heath & Vicars Cross).
“I make a plea to developers to ensure there is sufficient parking to avoid people having to park on dangerous junctions.”
The committee agreed the restrictions should be introduced and has now been told they have been implemented.