Approval for enforcement of disabled parking bays and car park hours amongst proposals agreed

A number of new or amended Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) to prohibit waiting, loading and unloading, introducing new speed limits and make permanent a one-way road and re-determine the use of certain roads whereby access may be restricted or closed were approved at today’s (Tuesday 14 June) Cabinet meeting.

Cllr John McMillan, Cabinet Member for Environment, Economic Development and Tourism said: “As East Lothian grows with new developments the pattern of travel also changes both within our towns and villages and also in accessing them. The Council has a responsibility to ensure our local communities have safe, accessible routes of travel recognising the needs of a range of road users, businesses and pedestrians. Many of the new and amended TROs approved today have been introduced in response to community and business concerns and recognise the increased desire for more active travel options.”

New TROs introduced include introducing parking restrictions on Davidson Terrace, Haddington where inconsiderate parking has resulted in bus services being unable to use this route; similar restrictions for Inveresk Road, Musselburgh to ease traffic flow; new parking restrictions at Tyninghame Links Coastal Car Park where inconsiderate parking had obstructed farm vehicle access and making permanent a 30 mph speed limit in Humbie.

In addition, Kirk Ports car park, North Berwick will have a maximum stay of 90 minutes in any 3 hour period introduced and the Glebe car park in the town will have a maximum stay of 3 hours in any 24 hour period to increase availability of parking during the peak tourist period.

Dunbar and East Linton Area Partnership funded the formation of 3 disabled parking spaces for attendees visiting West Barns Village Hall however non-blue badge holders have been parking in the spaces and a TRO will make these bays enforceable.

Full details are available to view on council website.

Published: Tuesday, 14th June 2022