The proposed one way system and ESC residents parking plan were rejected unanimously.
The next steps – the committee will meet for a workshop, to consider all comments so far, and narrow down the options further ready to prepare a questionnaire which will be made publicly available over this winter.
In the interim, following overwhelming support for a 20 mph limit all over Southwold, we are commissioning some traffic surveys and are hopeful that SCC will allow this as an exception to their policy on not permitting 20mph speed limits on A roads. We are looking to remove the 2 parking spaces opposite the fish and chip shop in East Street to ease congestion there too, and to make the area safer for pedestrians.
We are also applying for the herringbone parking in York Road to be made linear to widen the usable road.
The Common Trust is drawing up a plan to widen the parking on York Road alongside the Common as well.
Cllr Palmer reported on his pavement survey detailing concerns about A boards, street furniture and pavement parking.
There followed a very constructive public discussion where other issues were raised.
Enforcement was a major topic and some felt it would be worth re-instating our PCSO and/or engaging an extra traffic warden to help with this.
Comments so far received will be published on the STC website roads page.