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Yellow lines set to sprout up in Falmouth and Penryn

By West Briton  |  Posted: November 22, 2012

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A SWATHE of yellow lines will go down in Falmouth and Penryn within the next few weeks.

Cornwall Council has signed off on nearly all the areas put forward by local ward members to try to tackle inconsiderate and dangerous parking.

Parking will be prohibited overnight in Queen Mary Road and Boscawen Road, mainly to end problems caused by camper vans.

After concerns were raised by some residents during the consultation it was agreed to limit this restriction from midnight until 6am rather than 8pm until 8am as originally proposed.

This is to stop any problems for residents and visitors to Gyllyngvase Beach and local businesses.

Other lines in Falmouth will be around Kimberley Park, by St Francis and St Mary's schools at Mongleath and Longfield, Bickland Water Road, Avenue Road and Wodehouse Terrace.

In Penryn lines will finally be reinstated around a 'dangerous' corner in Brown's Hill after three years.

These were removed after the pavement was expanded as part of the development of Tresooth Lane and never replaced.

Drivers regularly park alongside the pavement, forcing others onto the wrong side of the road on a blind corner.

Because of the costs, mainly in relation to consultation, Cornwall Council decided to wait until there were other schemes to consult at the same time.

Further restrictions will be either side of Tresooth Lane, as well as Kernick Industrial Estate, Packsaddle, Bodinar Road and Poltisko, Calver Close, Truro Hill, Saracen Way and Treliever Road.

However Cornwall and town councillor Mary May said Packsaddle was the most controversial: "There were many who thought there should not be lines, but a vociferous amount of residents still think lines are needed."

As a result plans for some at Trewarton Road have been dropped, but Bodinar Road will still have them.

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