Pickles plan to help residents scrap yellow lines

Local residents could get the right to challenge yellow lines on their roads, under proposals to be unveiled by Communities Secretary Eric Pickles.

The Daily Mail reports that Mr Pickles wants residents to be able to launch a formal review if more than 50 of them - or over 10% of the population - are against yellow lines.

Eric Pickles wants to help local residents get rid of unwanted yellow lines. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Archive/Press Association Images

‘Too often, yellow lines are imposed on neighbourhoods or the high street, without fair consideration of the livelihood of residents, local shops or the availability of parking spaces,’ Mr Pickles said.

The policy could also apply to "unfair parking charges" and other unpopular parking policies.