As some of you may have already noticed, double yellow lines have now been introduced at the entrance to Redesmere Drive (on the left hand side), covering the area opposite the junction with Windermere Drive. As parking opposite a junction is already a contravention of Highway Code (Rule 243), the double yellow lines are really just a reinforcement of an existing restriction.
The restrictions have been introduced to try and prevent double parking at this location, which had become an issue for refuse vehicles and delivery trucks trying to access the Lakes estate (as shown in one of the attached photos). Pavement parking had also become an issue at the entrance to Redesmere Drive, which was a particular concern with this being a walking route to the Primary School.
In 2016, a residents' petition had asked for parking restrictions to be introduced across the whole of the Lakes estate; unfortunately, CE Highways are unable to consider this until the Car Park at Ryleys Lane has been extended to accommodate any displaced vehicles. I am continuing to work on this, but progress is reliant on funding from the new Community Infrastructure Levy and the land being identified through the Neighbourhood Plan.