Parking restrictions for Daventry estate

Farnborough Drive, one of the Middlemore roads earmarked for parking restrictions.
Farnborough Drive, one of the Middlemore roads earmarked for parking restrictions.

Residents of Daventry’s Middlemore estate are being invited to have their say on proposals for double yellow lines on their roads.

The plans have been drawn up by Daventry District Council (DDC) following discussions with Northamptonshire County Council (NCC) and the Middlemore Residents’ Association about how to tackle parking issues on the estate.

‘No waiting at any time’ restrictions are proposed at bends, junctions and crossings on roads including Hidcote Way, Farnborough Drive and Claydon Road.

The aim is to improve safe access and visibility for pedestrians, buses and emergency services.

Middlemore was laid out in line with ‘NCC Parking Suplementary Planing Guidance (March 2003)’ which restricts houses to an average of 1.5 allocated parking spaces each, with the rest being communal.

DDC wants the views of Middlemore residents to shape the final proposals before they are submitted to NCC. A three-week consultation has been launched.

Tamyln Coleman, from the residents’ association, said: “There has been an issue with parking on the estate but that is because it was not built with enough designated parking for the houses. What we would like to do is see some of the verges turned into car parking spaces, but we are aware that some parking restrictions will be needed. People interested should have their say during the consultation.” To find out more about the proposals and fill in the short survey visit www.daventrydc.gov.uk/middlemore-parking.

For a paper copy visit the reception at the council offices in Lodge Road, Daventry.