Single Yellow Lines will be installed shortly with wait restrictions to prevent parking in Leafy Lane by Business Park users.
Despite ten objection letters and parish council opposition, plans for more parking restrictions in Whiteley will go ahead.
The "traffic and parking committee" meeting, held on 5th March 2014, heard Winchester City Council’s plans to introduce double yellow lines on one side of Parkway between the two roundabouts on the eastern link.
Cars currently park on both sides of the road, which is also a popular bus route, restricting traffic flow to one lane and causing congestion.
The Vice Chairman of the highways and transport committee for WPC, opposed the plans. He suggested that the council look into widening the road to accommodate traffic and parking. There are concerns that displaced cars around 50 at our count, will actually end up parking on residential roads and cause residents to complain to the Parish Council about safety in parking. However it was felt the risk caused by parked cars on this stretch of Parkway was greater than the risk car displacement would cause to residents of nearby roads.
Widening the road would be costly and problematic due to ownership of land therefore the committee decided that the traffic regulation order would go ahead, but agreed to monitor residential roads.Add a comment Add a comment
Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 March 2014 16:26
How Joining Forces With Others Can Help Business Growth
Forming joint ventures with other, non-competing businesses that operate in the same or similar market as you do is a cost-effective way to expand your customer base.
The idea of the joint venture comes under many names and takes different forms: collaborative marketing, strategic alliances, or even outsourcing.
The idea here can be as simple as this: Business A agrees to include Business B’s brochure in their next mailing, if Business B agrees to do the same for them. The result is instant access to a whole new cache of customers without having to spend money on advertising or market research to find them.
You can choose to join up with just about anyone that is not a direct competitor, as long as they have the same target market. The kinds of tie-ins you can arrange are as unlimited as your imagination.
Last Updated on Friday, 07 March 2014 19:19Read more: Grow Your Business
Another thirty jobs will be created in Whiteley shopping village over the next two months.
Fussy Nation is taking its first store outside of London and will be located opposite M&S. The retailer, born out of Portobello Road in Notting Hill, sources interesting new clothes and designers. The Whiteley store will contain the best selections from Fussy Nation’s favourite menswear and womenswear fashion brands.
Work is also set to start soon on the second phase of the shopping centre, which will feature additional restaurants and a nine-screen Cineworld cinema.Add a comment Add a comment
Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 March 2014 13:16
Hampshire County Council have started the 3 month trial to open the Yew Tree Drive bus gate. The bus gate is now open to all vehicles except HGV's.
During the trial period from Monday 24th February 2014 there will be a number of surveys and counts to determine the impact of the bus gate opening. The traffic calming works are now complete and a true impact assessment will now be possible.
Once the data is in; there will be a decision to keep the road open or not. While the decision is being made the road will stay open.Add a comment Add a comment
Last Updated on Friday, 28 February 2014 12:36
In December 2013 Councillor Seán Woodward, Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment at Hampshire County Council agreed that speed cushions would be installed on Yew Tree Drive as one of the many mitigation measures in Burridge, Swanwick and Whiteley to manage the expected increase in traffic associated with the trial opening of Yew Tree Drive bus gate next month. The trial opening was supported by a large majority of residents providing that mitigation measures were put in place.
He commented: As a resident of Whiteley I was shocked to see the speed cushions being installed in a fairly haphazard manner and then noticed them start to break up over the Christmas period. I asked for the county council’s engineer to inspect the work and he has condemned all of the speed cushions meaning they will need to be removed and re-laid.
“The contractors will be undertaking this work at their own expense and there will be no cost to council taxpayers.
“Work will begin on Friday 10th January 14 to remedy this issue and we have asked the contractors to adhere to the original deadline for completing the installation of the speed cushions by the end of the month so do not anticipate any further delays.”Add a comment Add a comment
Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 January 2014 12:54