ePetition details

Petition to increase parking restrictions along Solefields Road.

We the undersigned petition the council to Place parking restrictions along the full length of Solefields Road, Sevenoaks.

-Solefields Road takes the brunt of all-day commuter parking from three schools (Sevenoaks School, Solefields School and West Heath School) which leads to congestion, inconsiderate and dangerous parking.

-All adjacent roads have parking restrictions, which sees displaced commuter parking forced into a 185m stretch of Solefields Road.

-School coaches parking for cricket matches and vehicles often parked on both sides of the road during busy periods cause a slalom along a road that takes heavy school traffic often resulting in traffic jams & road rage, vehicles blocking residents access to their properties, zero visibility for residents pulling out of their properties and crucially insufficient space for emergency vehicle access.

-Vehicles are often parked on the pavement reducing pedestrian access, including to scores of schoolchildren every day.

-Many of Solefields Road’s drains are heavily blocked and swathes of the road are never swept due to the significant number of constantly parked vehicles limiting sweeper access.

-In 2018 Sevenoaks Council funded a £10m, 200-space multi-storey car park at Buckhurst 2 to reduce all day parking in the town centre and residential streets. There is no need for Solefields Road to be under such pressure with an alternative already in place.

This ePetition runs from 04/07/2022 to 04/10/2022.

38 people have signed this ePetition.