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Spaces boost for disabled parking in Pendle
PENDLE is to get 22 extra disabled parking bays under plans to be approved next month.
The new disabled parking bays in Nelson are on Fern Bank, Wood Terrace, Netherfield Road, Rhoda Street, Tavistock Street, Larch Street, Bradley Hall Road, Stansfield Street, Harvey Street, and Vaughan Street.
The spaces being taken out of use are in Reedyford Road, Bradley Hall Road, Whitehall Street and Garrick Street.
In Colne, the eight bays being created are in Venables Avenue, Skipton Road, Alkincoats Road, Birtwistle Avenue, Portland Street, Knotts Lane, St Steph- ens Way, and Wilmore Close.
The bay coming out of use is in Union Street.
The new bays in Barnoldswick are in Bairstow Street, Gisburn Road, and Commercial Street, while a space in Bessie Street is decommissioned.
Barrowford gets a bay on Higher Causeway and loses one in Fife Street.
New bays in Brierfield are in Sackville Gardens, Mansfield Crescent and Mansfield Grove; in Earby they are on Bawhead Road, Barrett Street and School Lane; and in Laneshaw Bridge on Sheridan Road.
The moves are part of an annual review of disabled parking undertaken by the county council.
Chief executive director for environment Jo Turton will confirm the legal status of the bays applied for by disabled residents and motorists on July 10.
The approvals are required because of a growing demand for reserved parking spaces for disabled motorists and follows 30 new ones created in Burnley and Rossendale by the county highways authority earlier this month.
Pendle councillor Tony Greaves said: “This is good news and much needed. Clearly the county are taking the necessary steps to make sure that disabled motorists across Pendle have the reserved parking bays they need, especially outside their homes.
“This is a routine but important procedure for many people in the borough.”
John Burgess, county highways manager for Pendle, said: “It is very important to some people with disabilities to be able to park near their home and, where demand for on-street parking is high, we meet many requests to provide disabled parking bays.
“Whenever people move house we have to add and remove these bays, and a legal order is needed to ensure they can be enforced if necessary, though we are fortunate that most people are good neighbours and respect the need to keep them free.”