Third and final attempt to resolve resident's parking problems

Leaside - Parking Restrictions

Cheshire East Council is proposing to introduce parking restrictions on a residential road following complaints about obstructive parking.

Having considered a number of proposals, in order to improve road safety, the Council is now suggesting introducing double yellow lines along some parts of Leaside Road.

Simon Wallace, Senior Traffic Engineer Cheshire East Highways, said "Cheshire East Highways have been in discussion with the Police, Local Councillor Rod Menlove and Wilmslow Town Council to agree a proposal that would improve safety and still allow some parking within areas where it is safe to do so.

"The proposed restrictions will aid the safe movement of vehicles but still allow adequate parking within safe areas. Cheshire East Highways will consider access protection markings outside properties directly affected by the proposals to ensure reasonable access to those properties."

Residents will shortly be consulted on these proposals, which the Council says are the final ones because they have exhausted all other avenues.

Simon Wallace added "The previous two consultations in your area showed no agreement among residents so no scheme could be progressed. This is the third and final opportunity to consider accepting or rejecting parking restrictions."


Red lines - Proposed "Prohibition of waiting at any time"

Green lines - Proposed "H-Bar".

Leaside Road


Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Nick Jones
Wednesday 17th May 2017 at 6:54 pm
The Lyme Green Councillors quest for more yellow lines continues.. Thorngrove is a mess.. with parking permitted on a dangerous bend, causing vehicle to face oncoming cars whilst on the opposite side of the road ( Head on almost ) and the consultation process is a joke. FROM EXPERIENCE consultation is a joke...objections are ignored in favour of a personal folly...
The displacement parking problem will continue when you keep doing more of the same. This cannot be a priority for CEC considering the amount of our money they have been evidenced wasting. How much did Lyme Green debacle cost .. and now.. how much will more yellow lines be. ?
Deal with the problem, which is not repeating a failed solution.
Angie Thorpe
Thursday 18th May 2017 at 1:14 pm
Referring to parking .. drove down chapel lane earlier .. parked cars on either side .. blocking the pavement .. poor woman with pram had to divert on to road luckily I stopped to let her pass .. before she could get back on to pavement... it's crazy's become a car park .. the builders of all these flats don't help.. they are selfish.. and dump their vans and cars anywhere in the area..
Josie James
Thursday 18th May 2017 at 6:07 pm
Building a multi-storey isn't the answer. Commuters park where I live from 7.30am. They need free/cheaper parking away from residential areas.
Michael Hennessy
Saturday 20th May 2017 at 4:56 pm
the residents of Hilltop and Lacey Green will be pleased that displacement is no longer a reason for denying residents yellow lines - they were told it was a few months back.
and for anyone faced with not being able to get past cars parked on kerbs, the local police have said they will act if the offence is obstruction which they define as not being able to get a double buggy through ie around 75cm is required. but they wont act if they aren't told about it so do pick up the phone.
Saturday 20th May 2017 at 7:24 pm
So the upshot is that because there is not enough parking in Wilmslow residents have to put up with people parking outside their house each day and every day. This is an attempt to solve that problem, - by pushing the problem elsewhere. Here's a novel idea. Instead of allocating yet more "employment land" and more "residential land" - simply take one of the sites and reallocate it as "parking".
Nick Jones
Sunday 21st May 2017 at 9:46 am
@ Jackie. Displacement by more yellow lines is the only solution that has ever been considered....... Its probably the limit of individual's thinking.... It keep worker's out f the town and the businesses fold.. oh they are.... It doesnt help visitors shoppers... and there has been plenty of time to consider proposals such as the one you identify. I understand the frustration of train station users parking.. but all that will happen now is the yellow lines will go down leaside way .... and the cars willthen park on Cragside way and Glenside Drive where the lines finish... Same that has happened year on year on year... Folly and shortsighted... It doesnt help anyone.