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Business owners say that plans to add a traffic restrictions to a Pinchbeck road would be a ‘nightmare’.

Lincolnshire County Council will be discussing plans to add no waiting restrictions to Edison Court in Pinchbeck at a meeting next week.

But owner of Heroes Gym Vernon Gay fears that the restrictions will create problems on busy Enterprise Way as cars will be forced to park there.

Edison Court in Pinchbeck
Edison Court in Pinchbeck

The county council’s planning and regulation committee will be deciding on Monday whether to introduce the restriction apart from two limited time waiting bays to apply Monday – Saturday, 8am –6pm on the dead end road.

Mr Gay fears that cars will end up parking on Enterprise Way - which is already busy with lorries heading to the industrial areas.

He said: “It is going to be a nightmare and make things worse.

“It is not going to make things better but over spill on the main road.”

Mr Gay, who has eight spaces at his gym, says that parking problems in the road have improved recently.

He said: “I don’t think it is going to affect us but it does get busy on some days at 5.30pm.

“Stapleton Way is heaving and worse than we are here. If we are going to be penalised then that road should be as well.

A report to the county council says that the road had been monitored to determine if traffic restrictions were needed and that nine objections have been lodged.

It states: “The introduction of the restrictions as proposed will remove persistent, long-term parking and ensure that access to businesses in Edison Court is maintained at all times, whilst providing bays for short term parking for visitors during the day. These bays will then provide unrestricted parking during the evenings and on Sundays.

“Concerns over parking being displaced onto Enterprise Way are noted. However, the carriageway here is of adequate width to support parking without causing obstruction to traffic flow.

“Should issues arise here in the future however, then the area may be assessed independently to identify if further restrictions will be required.”

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