New parking restrictions planned in popular Northumberland village

New parking restrictions are being planned to resolve congestion issues in a Northumberland village.

Monday, 27th April 2020, 6:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 28th April 2020, 1:55 pm

Double yellow lines are being proposed between Harbour Road and the main beach car park in Beadnell.

Restrictions would also include the entrance to Longbeach Drive and Sandy Court Lane.

Beadnell Parish Council expressed its support for the measures, revealed at a virtual meeting held via Zoom.

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Double yellow lines are proposed between Harbour Road and the beach car park in Beadnell.

Northumberland County Council will now carry out formal consultation.

The parish council has been informed that the new restrictions could be in place for the late May bank holiday.

“It will go ahead as soon as it possibly can, although they still have to do the obligatory notices,” said Coun Alison Nation, parish council chair.

Meanwhile, it was revealed that donations totalling £1,010 have been made by holiday let owners in the past six weeks. Letters had been sent out asking for a £30 contribution towards the precept.

Similar requests have been made in other coastal communities such as Bamburgh, Seahouses and Alnmouth.

The parish council has also ratified the submission of a water fountain funding application at the toilet block. It will fund the installation, repair and maintenance costs with Northumberland County Council covering the cost of the water used and water hygiene tests. Sea-Changers will fund the water bottle refiller equipment.

Coun Nation said: “We have excellent news that funding has been approved for the equipment. The installation estimate seems very reasonable and it looks like it will press on very quickly once the situation changes with the lockdown.

Members also ratified a decision not to further consider development on village green land to the south of St Ebba’s.

“There were some thoughts as to whether it would be feasible to consider affordable housing there but we realised that would be quite difficult to do,” said Coun Nation.

Coun Corrina Scott-Roy suggested delaying a decision but Coun Nation said it was being taken on advice from NALC (Northumberland Association of Local Councils).

“People can consider it further down the line but it seems pretty insurmountable,” said Coun Nation.

The council has also ordered 210 free saplings from the Woodland Trust, to be delivered in November.

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