Calls for parking restrictions to be introduced on Seahouses street

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Calls have been made for parking restrictions to be introduced on a Seahouses street.

Concerns about parking on Broad Road were raised at a meeting of North Sunderland Parish Council.

Cllr Sylvia Hillan said a resident has asked her about the possibility of introducing double yellow lines.

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People are starting to park right along there and the buses and lorries are having great difficulty turning into the Broad Road because of the cars parking,” she said.

The junction of Broad Road and St Aidan's.The junction of Broad Road and St Aidan's.
The junction of Broad Road and St Aidan's.

Cllr David Donaldson agreed: “Living on St Aidan’s, the number of times when you turn off to go up Broad Road there are cars parked right down to the junction.

"I’ve had to stop on St Aidan’s to let cars pass coming the other way and it shouldn’t be. There should be double yellow lines.”

Cllr David Shiel said he had also seen buses having problems there.

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"We call it the Broad Road but it’s not much wider than a path,” he said.

Broad Road in Seahouses.Broad Road in Seahouses.
Broad Road in Seahouses.

It was agreed to submit the request for inclusion in Northumberland County Council’s Local Transport Plan for 2021/22.

Cllr Alan Macfarlane said he had also been approached by a resident asking for a footpath with streetlights along the road.

"The cars go far too fast along the Broad Road,” he said.

Cllr Hillan also said dropped kerbs were needed for wheelchair and pushchair users, especially with more people using the nearby Puffin Way footpath between Seahouses and Bamburgh.

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Cllr Donaldson said the footpath on the west side of St Aidan’s also needed to be resurfaced.

“I’ve also had complaints from the public about the state of the path there,” agreed Cllr Guy Renner-Thompson, local county councillor.

It was reported that the drains in the village had been clean out three times this year.

"I went and had a look at the one outside Pinnacles because that was the worst one and it’s been properly cleared out,” said Cllr Renner-Thompson.

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He also said he would ask the county council about plans to put yellow lines on Chapel Row.

Councillors made no objections to a planning application for a first floor side extension at Brownsman Court.

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