Businesses question new White Lund parking plan

Business owners on Newgate, White Lund, who are upset about plans to make most of the road a no waiting restriction
Business owners on Newgate, White Lund, who are upset about plans to make most of the road a no waiting restriction

A PROPOSED “no waiting at any time” restriction on a road on White Lund has been met with mixed response by affected businesses.

Lancashire County Council said they had received complaints about obstructive parking along parts of Newgate on the industrial estate both on the road and the footpath.

It has been agreed in principle for a “no waiting at any time” restriction to be introduced along the worse affected parts of the road.

General manager of Plastech, John Corcoran, said: “It’s just going to be very inconvenient. Customers have to park on our car park and we all park on the road. We might not be able to park near the business. It just seems like bureaucracy, it’s not ideal.” Manager of Promotional Printing Machinery, Andrew Peacock, said: “I’ve been in one of the units on Woodgate Park, which are my units, since the late 80s.

“Because the wagons are there, we’ve never had a break-in or anything stolen. They never make a mess and by 8.30am they are gone.

“It’s a waste of money and I don’t think they are going to do it.”

A member of staff at John McAdam and Son (Garages) Ltd, who did not wish to be named, said: “We moved into our premises in January and cleared 22 bin bags of rubbish left on the verge.

“It’s a constant problem. However, as long as people are parking responsibly, we don’t have a problem with it.”