PROTESTERS have won a partial victory after campaigning against two traffic orders.
A petition and a total of 76 objections were sent to the borough’s highways and transportation local joint committee after it decided to install a new disabled parking space in Neston Road and have a one-way system in Village Square, both Willaston.
Within those written objections were 51 specific complaints about the one-way system around The Green.
Residents argued this would involve the erection of associated, and illuminated, signs which would not look nice and be to the detriment of the village.
Some were concerned as to the proposed exit junction from Village Square on to Hadlow Road, with particular reference to the lack of visibility due to the boundary wall outside a house in Willaston Green Mews.
Further objections called the scheme “unnecessary” and traffic flow would be increased in front of the Memorial Hall and Willaston Green mews, resulting in “hazardous conditions” for hall clients, residents and footpath users.
As a result, the committee suggests the Traffic Regulation order (TRO) which would have been necessary to implement the one-way system, is revoked.
And a survey to establish current traffic patterns is conducted and its findings are reported back to the committee before any further decision.
Meanwhile, among the mass of objections were 25 against the proposed disabled bay outside the Spar shop.
Residents argued the village already doesn’t have enough parking spaces, and passing trade to the shops would be affected. Such a bay would also cause difficulties to the delivery vehicles going to the Spar, and some may end up having to double-park as a result.
They added that disabled parking spots are already available in the public car park in Buckley Road, Willaston, so having one nearby in Neston Road was not necessary.
However, the committee has recommended that the TRO needed to provide the new disabled bay outside the Spar is implemented as proposed.