PARKING restrictions have come into force in a Chester suburb.
They were put forward last autumn at the junctions of Sandy Lane with Mortlake Crescent and Cotswold Court to keep the junctions, driveways and a bus stop clear of parked vehicles.
Restrictions were proposed in The Mount to improve conditions for pedestrians and create more space for manoeuvring. City and county councillors agreed the measures, although they asked for their extent in The Mount to be reviewed.
The proposed restrictions were advertised, Chester's highways and transportation local joint committee was told and 17 objections received.
Engineering locality manager for West Cheshire, Charles Lloyd, said objectors were concerned the reduction in the space available for on street parking would increase difficulties for local drivers.
Mr Lloyd said drivers would still be allowed to park on lengths of Sandy Lane and The Mount where they would not cause difficulties for other road users. The order has now come into force.
The City Council says its validity can be challenged in the High Court providing this is done by today. To see details, visit the council's parking services office on the first floor of The Forum.