Parking to be banned on roads around James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston

Cars parking along Jenner Road on the approach to one of the staff entrances to the James Paget Hospital in Gorleston.

Picture: James Bass Cars parking along Jenner Road on the approach to one of the staff entrances to the James Paget Hospital in Gorleston. Picture: James Bass

Friday, April 4, 2014
12:33 PM

Daytime car parking is to be banned from streets near James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston after a majority of local residents backed the idea.

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Cars parking along Jenner Road on the approach to one of the staff entrances to the James Paget Hospital in Gorleston.

Picture: James BassCars parking along Jenner Road on the approach to one of the staff entrances to the James Paget Hospital in Gorleston. Picture: James Bass

After years of proposed schemes, it has been agreed that a Restricted Zone is to be created, taking in Jenner Road and Paget Crescent and banning parking between 7.30am and 6pm seven days a week.

Consultation with residents has helped to shape the Zone, which will be in place later this spring once the signs have been installed.

The Restricted Zone is being created because staff and visitors to the James Paget hospital frequently park on Jenner Road to avoid paying at the hospital’s car parks. The road provides a secondary access to the hospital site.

Map of the Restricted Zone
The Great Yarmouth Car Parking Strategy Steering Group recommended the creation of a Restricted Zone and Mick Castle, county and borough councillor and chair of the steering group, said: “I am very pleased that it has proved possible to establish a restricted parking zone on the roads in question to protect the quality of life of residents living close to the James Paget.”

He acknowledged the contribution of a working group set up under the auspices of the Gorleston Area Committee which prepared the initial proposals.

Matthew Smith, county councillor for Gorleston, said: “Local residents have had to put up with problem parking for a long time, and I am glad that it will be only a few weeks before a Restricted Parking Zone is introduced.

“As local member I will be monitoring the effectiveness of the zone and its effects on surrounding streets.”

What do you think of the ban - are a resident who backed the scheme or a motorist who thinks it is unfair? Take part on our poll or email lauren.rogers@archant.co.uk.

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