Plans for double yellow lines to stop heavy lorries in Cullingworth put on hold (From Keighley News)
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Plans for double yellow lines to stop heavy lorries in Cullingworth put on hold
9:40am Monday 8th October 2012 in Keighley
Plans to put double-yellow lines on Cullingworth roads plagued by heavy lorries have been placed on hold.
Bradford Council instead proposes to bar only 7.5-tonne vehicles from parking around Station Road.
The problem centres on heavy goods vehicles arriving during the night to deliver to the nearby chicken factory.
Village councillor Lionel Ackroyd said drivers did not always realise they were supposed to park at the village’s Manywells Industrial Park until the factory opened.
He said that some of them instead parked outside houses in Station Road, so they could sleep.
Coun Ackroyd said: “The lorries are huge things. They’re not blocking the road, they’re parking adjacent to new dwellings, 15ft from their bedroom windows.”
He said residents initially supported Bradford Council’s suggestion of double-yellow lines, until they realised they would not be able to park their own vehicles outside their homes.
A Council spokesman confirmed that the double-yellow lines scheme had been put on hold.
Shipley Area Committee recently agreed to spend £5,000 tackling the problem with money from this year’s traffic management budget.
Committee members were told that Bradford Council highways officers were consulting on a plan to impose parking restrictions on Station Road for vehicles weighing more than 7.5 tonnes.