PARKING problems in Ellesmere Port have been reported to highway chiefs.
The problem has arisen on Stanney Woods Avenue near the Blue Planet Aquarium.
The road is close to a business park where waiting restrictions have already been introduced, Ellesmere Port and Neston highways and transportation committee was told in a report.
Since the restrictions were introduced in April this year, a large number of vehicles have been parking in Stanney Woods Avenue between the junctions with Shetland Drive and Guernsey Drive.
Recently, cars have been parking on both sides, reducing the road to a single lane, according to the report.
Borough and county councillors were told a letter had been sent to all the nearby businesses, which are served by Lloyd Drive where there are also restrictions.
Firms were informed that residents were experiencing difficulties as a result of parking moving from Lloyd Drive to Stanney Woods Avenue.
The report says inquiries had been made about a possible arrangement with the Blue Planet Aquarium to provide alternative parking to ease the position on Lloyd Drive and Stanney Woods Avenue but no agreement had been forthcoming although a meeting had been held.
Stanney Woods Avenue is the main road within the housing estate linking traffic from the A5117 and Longlooms Road to the properties, councillors heard.
No dwellings front on to the road or are served directly off it. Traffic engineers suggested as conditions had not improved significantly since the introduction of the restrictions, further measures were required to improve road safety in the area.
They believe the no waiting restriction should be extended for such a distance that parking there would be ‘undesirable’ for employees of the Lloyd Drive businesses.
They warn, however, there is a possibility that parking could move into the estate.
The committee agreed that no waiting restrictions should be introduced on a 340m stretch of Stanney Woods Avenue and at the junctions with Shetland Drive, Wight Close and Guernsey Drive.
The order is to be advertised for public consultation.