Double-parking drivers cannot be moved on from outside Northampton school

Residents of a problem road in Northampton have appealed for it to be adopted by the council.

Thursday, 19th May 2016, 6:00 am
Updated Friday, 20th May 2016, 10:50 am

Oak Grove in Weston Favell has problems most days with parents from nearby Weston Favell Primary School parking on both sides of the narrow road.

And residents are concerned about the ability of fire engines and ambulances to get down the cul-de-sac in an emergency.

Some have called for yellow lines to be painted to deter dangerous parking, but the council says it cannot because it still hasn’t adopted the road.

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Charlene Roberts said: “I can’t believe that we are three years after the estate was built and the council still haven’t taken it on.

“What happens if there’s an emergency here?

“The school have sent out numerous letters to parents but it makes no difference at all.”

The street was built by Bellway Homes in 2013 but Northamptonshire County Council said it was still not satisfied that it was in the right condition.

A spokesman for Northamptonshire County Council said: “Oak Grove, Northampton, is a relatively new development and the road has not yet been adopted by the county council.

“Although the road is in a reasonable condition it is not yet up to the standard to be adopted.

“However, we are working with the developer towards the road being adopted.”