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Council responds to parking issues in Kirkby

by Gemma Melling

In response to business concerns about inconsiderate parking in Kirkby, Knowsley Council is introducing its first ‘red route carriageway’ on a trial basis, which is also the first red route to be introduced across the Liverpool City Region.

Hornhouse Lane, based on Knowsley Business Park, will be marked with double red lines along with ‘No Stopping’ signs installed at each entry to the road. The red route means that vehicles cannot stop at any time within a designated area, and any vehicle observed stopping will receive an instant £70 fine.

Why is the council introducing a red route?

Businesses have reported a number of issues relating to obstructive and inconsiderate parking in this area and as a result, the council has taken action by introducing the no stopping at any time restrictions on Hornhouse Lane.  In addition there will also be no waiting at any time restrictions on South Boundary Road at is junction with Hornhouse Lane.

Enforcement of the restrictions will be carried out by the Civil Enforcement team and any violations could result in an instant Fixed Penalty Notice.

Dale Milburn, Executive Director for Regeneration and Economic Development, said: “We take issues raised by our business community extremely seriously. A number of options were considered to address this issue, but it was deemed that the best option available to us was to introduce an Experimental Traffic Regulation Order. We will monitor the situation closely and hope that this action effectively addresses the issue.”

The Experimental Traffic Regulation Order will be introduced on Monday, 25 November 2019 and will be in force for 18 months, reviewed at six month intervals.