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Compromise over Davenham double yellows?
A COMPROMISE may have been reached over controversial double yellow lines in Davenham.
A new proposal will be put forward by Cheshire West and Chester Council’s (CWAC) highways department after its initial suggestion was met with anger by shopkeepers and parish councillors.
They feared that a parking ban in London Road would ruin trade but residents of Fulton Grove said restrictions were vital for road safety around the busy junction.
Parish councillors have met with CWAC ward councillors at the junction, opposite the Spar garage, to discuss a solution.
Speaking at the latest parish council meeting, Clr Arthur Wood said: “One of the thoughts was to first of all take out the yellow lines between the end of Fulton Grove and the village centre on both sides of the road.
“Put double yelllow lines up Fulton Grove to the top because that’s a problem area and put double yellows on the other side, opposite Fulton Grove to avoid congestion.
“That should meet the comments we have seen from the residents of Fulton Grove because they’re very concerned about cars parking all day up there.”
He added: “The sticking point I feel is that we need highways to look at the whole centre of the village and see what can be done to ease traffic.”
Clr Brian Robinson said: “They were trying to address the problem of Fulton Grove and put in an all singing all dancing scheme that covered everything.
“Having got comments they’ve cut back to something that would still do the job without causing comments and adverse effects on the rest of the village.
“They came up with a big bang scheme first before thinking about it.”
A public consultation will be held on the revised scheme.