Update on Parking Problems around Royal Derby Hospital

February 18, 2016 12:22 PM

For the last few months rows of cars parked half on and half off the pavement near the hospital have become a problem. They block people walking on the pavement, and squeeze the lanes of traffic together. Work started on 9th February to introduce double yellow lines and clearway signing - and also more parking bays for residents.

Far more staff and patients are coming to the hospital than was expected when the hospital was built. Not only is there not enough parking when people arrive, but queues on nearby roads are getting worse, delaying people who don't even want to go to the hospital. Queues on the A38 trunk road stopped the hospital providing more parking originally. The recent roundabout changes on the A38, or flyovers, now planned for 2020/3, might make more hospital parking acceptable. The hospital would have to do work to prove this as part of a planning application.

Your local Lib Dem councillors are asking the council, hospital, bus companies and Highways England to get together to try to reduce these problems.