New parking ban aims to stop congestion near Alnwick fire station

Parking is to be banned to prevent congestion on part of an Alnwick industrial estate.

Saturday, 11th April 2020, 6:00 am
Updated Wednesday, 15th April 2020, 2:23 pm

Northumberland County Council is to introduce a ‘red route’ on a section of Oak Drive on the Lionheart Enterprise Park.

This area will be be marked with red lines and signs and means that no stopping is allowed at any time.

The majority of those who responded to the public consultation process were in favour of the proposal.

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Oak Drive on Lionheart Enterprise Park in Alnwick.

In the consultation letter, the council’s senior programmes officer, Richard McKenzie, said: “Concerns have been raised about parked vehicles on Oak Drive which can cause

congestion and affect the ability of fire appliances based at the Alnwick Fire Station on Blackthorne Way to respond to emergencies.

“In order to address this it is proposed to designate part of Oak Drive as a ‘red route’. This would be marked with red lines and signs and means that no stopping is allowed at any time.”

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