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Additional Yellow Lines Proposed For Kingswells 2016

Additional Yellow Lines Proposed For Kingswells 2016

Additional yellow lines are proposed for Kingswells and KCC wants to gauge your views prior to the public consultation planned in the coming months.

The attached PDF identifies 3 areas within Kingswells where additional yellow lines are proposed.

  • Section 5.2      Cromar Gardens, Kingswells
  • Section 5.4      Kingswood Drive, Kingswells
  • Section 5.11    Fairley Road, Kingswells

As most people are aware there is a parking problem around the village centre and the proposals outlined in Section 5.2 and 5.4 will reduce the available parking. ACC know that this is a contentious issue and will be asking for public opinion in the coming months.

In the mean time KCC would like to gauge your views on additional yellow lines proposed for Kingswells. Please let us know by completing a short questionnaire. 

 

5.4 Kingswood Drive, Kingswells – Proposed extension of ‘At any time’ waiting restrictions

There are existing ‘double yellow’ lines acting as junction protection at the junction of Kingswood Drive and Kingswood Avenue. There has however been some concern expressed by members of the community that visibility to the south of the junction, when exiting Kingswood Avenue, is hindered by parked cars. For reference, the length of the exiting restriction extends 10 metres from the junction, and it is proposed these restrictions are increased in length by 5 metres to improve visibility. This length of road is adjacent to community shops, services, school etc. and a loss of on-street parking capacity, even for a single vehicle, maybe contentious. Nonetheless, it is considered this modest increase in restrictions, when balancing vehicle movement/safety at this junction would be beneficial, and the wider community should be able to consider this proposal by way of consultation.

Implementation Costs - £25.00
Estimated maintenance costs - £25.00 every 5 years

Ward – Kingswells / Sheddocksley / Summerhill
Elected members – David Cameron / Steve Delaney / Len Ironside

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5.2 Cromar Gardens, Kingswells - Proposed ‘At any time’ waiting restrictions

Following on-site meeting with a resident of Cromar Gardens it was evident that there is a problems with vehicles parking on the west side of Cromar Gardens which causes significant difficulties with residents exiting their driveways opposite, given the angle of their driveways.
Therefore it is proposed to introduce a stretch of ‘at any time’ waiting restrictions on the west side of Cromar Gardens.

Implementation Costs - £150.00
Estimated maintenance costs - £150.00 every 5 years

Ward – Kingswells / Sheddocksley / Summerhill
Elected members – David Cameron / Steve Delaney / Len Ironside

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5.11 Fairley Road, Kingswells – Proposed ‘At any time’ waiting restrictions

Adventure Aberdeen is based in premises off Fairley Road (previously Kingswood Nursery). The access to the site is only 3 metres in width and bounded by mature trees and a single lighting column. Previously, it was the case there was a field directly opposite the access and on this field side of the road there was also a daytime waiting restriction to prevent obstructive parking with respect to the previous function of the building as a nursery. In the last couple of years the field has since become the site of a “Dandara” housing development; with the site referred to as “Fairley Grove".

The issue that has arisen is should cars be parked adjacent to the residential properties on the approach or opposite the access to Adventure Aberdeen it can obstruct access/egress. This is particularly problematic as the centre uses reasonably larges vehicles such as mini-buses and at times are also towing canoes or a rock climbing tower. This issue is also not limited to the working day, with vehicles coming and going from the centre throughout the week, and from early morning to later in the evening.

Due to the lighting column and mature trees highlighted at the outset, it would be both problematic and expensive to make any physical adjustments to the current access, so in order to address this problem it is proposed to introduce certain lengths of prohibition of waiting at any time. This should ensure the swept path required for vehicles to access/egress Adventure Aberdeen is kept clear. There is also no real loss in parking, with on-street parking still available on the west side of the road; while the new residential properties have driveways. The restriction has also been limited to the northern side of the access, as Adventure Aberdeen have indicated they would intend to access/egress the site from the northern side when using larger vehicles / towing trailers.

Implementation Costs - Nil
Estimated maintenance costs - £216.00 every 5 years

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