OBJECTIONS against a traffic regulation order - which will introduce new ‘no waiting at any time’ restrictions in Kendray - are set to be thrown out by Barnsley Council’s ruling cabinet members.
If the TRO is approved, the ‘no waiting at any time’ restrictions will be implemented on the A635 Doncaster Road and its side road junctions with Old Oaks View, Oaks Crescent, Redhill Avenue and Lambert Road.
Barnsley Council’s traffic unit undertook a site visit and witnessed illegal and dangerous unloading of large goods vehicles, as well as inconsiderate and obstructive car parking.
As a result the council is proposing vehicles to not park on the side of the road - this was advertised publicly between December 12 and January 14 and five responses were received.
One was in support of the scheme and four against - however those objections are expected to be thrown out by cabinet members following advice and discussion with the Head of Highways and Engineering.
Two of the objectors operate businesses on Doncaster Road and say the changes could have a potentially ‘significant impact’ on the way they work - even jeopardising jobs at their firms.
However a response from the head of highways and engineering said they have no ‘legal right’ to park on a public highway.
The report added: “It was highlighted to the business that their entire outside/open space was filled with stock for sale (both in front of and at the rear of the premises) with no consideration for their obligations to provide staff parking within their premises.
“Staff have no other option but to rely on the public highway for their (work) parking.
“It is predominantly the vehicles owned by the business staff that has been witnessed parking on the footways of both sides of Doncaster Road.
“Essentially, the purpose of the ‘public highway’ is to facilitate the passage of traffic and should not be relied on as a parking area.
“No individual has a legal right to park on the public highway outside their property, nor should they have the expectation to do so.
“Businesses should primarily operate their commercial activities within their premise boundary and not rely on the public highway as an overflow car park or loading/unloading area, especially for large vehicle operations which need to be located close to the business.”
The report will be discussed at next Wednesday’s cabinet meeting.