New parking restrictions planned in Northumberland coastal village

New parking restrictions are being proposed in a popular village on the Northumberland coast.

Saturday, 18th July 2020, 7:00 am

Double yellow lines are being proposed by Northumberland County Council on Shepherds Hill in Alnmouth.

The scheme, on the main route in and out of the village, had been top of Alnmouth Parish Council's wishlist for the Local Transport Plan.

The consultation period ends on July 20 and parish councillors voted 4-1 in favour of the proposal, albeit with concerns about the loss of more parking spaces.

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Shepherds Hill, Alnmouth

Coun Mac McHugh said: “There are too many yellow lines and we’re losing more parking in the village. All you are doing is asking people to park on the grass verge on the other side which already happens on busy days.”

Chairman Shaun Whyte said: “You can’t allow people to park on both sides, that’s the problem.”

Coun Ed Williams added: “It’s not satisfactory as it is. It will be better with parking on one side only.”

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