“NOTWORK RAIL” FAILURE TO ACT ON HONEYBOURNE PARKING PROMPTS COMMONS QUESTION
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“NOTWORK RAIL” FAILURE TO ACT ON HONEYBOURNE PARKING PROMPTS COMMONS QUESTION

After months of foot-dragging by Network Rail, Vale MP Sir Peter Luff has tabled a parliamentary question demanding action to address the uncontrolled parking on local roads on the estate around Honeybourne station.
The inability of the estate’s developers to apply to the county council to get the road adopted means all roads on it have to remain private. In turn that means that the severe parking problems in the area cannot be controlled as they could be on adopted, public roads. The only barrier to action is the failure of Network Rail to transfer ownership of one small piece of land just off Station Road.

Commenting, Sir Peter Luff, the area’s MP, said,

“The situation is unacceptable. It’s not just the parking – there are other issues facing residents too as a result– but parking is the one that worries me most. There is a real risk that an emergency service vehicle going to a fire or accident will be unable to access the estate unless action is taken soon. ”Notwork Rail” need to sort this out.

“Honeybourne and Pebworth parish council, and the district ad county councillor, Alastair Adams, have been working with me for many months now to persuade Network Rail to transfer a small section of road at the entrance to Stephenson Way off Station Road to the developers of the estate. I became involved in January 2014, over a year ago, but still, after countless emails, phone calls and meetings, Network Rail have failed to act. What’s worse they have given no good reason for their inaction.

“That’s why I have today tabled a Commons question urging ministers to intervene. It shouldn’t take this, but I worry for people’s safety if this isn’t sorted soon. And the uncontrolled parking is a serious inconvenience for local people too. I hope this persuades Network Rail to pull their finger out at last.”

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