Seasonal parking restrictions extended in Bamburgh
PARKING restrictions in Bamburgh and Newton-by-the-Sea are to be extended to cover the whole year.
No waiting at any time restrictions are currently in force from May to September but Northumberland County Council believes they are outdated in such popular tourist villages.
The decision taken by the planning and environment committee on Tuesday will result in the removal of over 50 signs within the village, in line with a Department for Transport (DfT) push for local authorities to reduce sign clutter where possible. The issue has been on the agenda for several years in Bamburgh.
A series of traffic and public realm improvements are also being considered in the future, finance permitting. This has led to concern about the increased pressure for parking next to Clarks greengrocers and Carter’s butchers. Furthermore, the Grace Darling Museum requires space for volunteers to park and for coaches or maintenance vehicles to load and unload.
However, as a result of talks between county officers and parish councillors, it has been decided to allow parking on both sides of the Church Street to Front Street link all year round.
In Newton, 20 signs will be removed. However, a section of the narrow C72 will only have restrictions from 9am to 6pm so evening trade at the Ship Inn is not affected.
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