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Plans for parking restrictions in Edison Court, Pinchbeck, deferred by Lincolnshire County Council

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Plans to introduce new parking restrictions in Pinchbeck have been pushed back after a ‘problem’ business changed hands.

Councillors at Lincolnshire County Council’s Planning and Regulation Committee voted to defer proposals to introduce restrictions on Edison Court for six months amid fears it could push traffic onto Enterprise Way.

The council was looking to introduce a no waiting at any time restriction with two sections of limited one hour waiting to apply Monday-Saturday, 8am-6pm only.

Edison Court (56562308)
Edison Court (56562308)

However, nearby businesses feared the rule change would deter visitors or displace traffic onto the nearby Enterprise Way.

Officers said the move will remove long-term parking and ensure access to businesses will be maintained at all time.

They said Enterprise Way was “of adequate width” to support parking without causing obstruction.

At a meeting on Monday, Councillor Angela Newton said: “We have done some surveys last year but I understand since then the premises that caused most of the issues has changed hands and we have a new owner.”

She alleged the former owner had been parking a number of vehicles, including untaxed ones, on the road for a long time but that the new owner was instead allowing other businesses to use its land for overflow parking.

“We certainly don’t want anybody parking on Enterprise Way… one vehicle parked on there would really cause major problems,” she added.

Other councillors agreed the situation could change, and agreed to watch the issue closely.

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