New parking restrictions at Roseberry Topping

New parking restrictions will be enforced at popular North Yorkshire beauty spot Roseberry Topping.

Resident-only parking zones and double yellow lines will be put in place, after a sharp rise in visitors saw cars left at the side of the road.

The council says increases in roadside parking "have shot up since 2020, causing both safety and access concerns for residents and road users alike.

Through-traffic is being brought regularly to a standstill by the lack of passing space caused by parked vehicles and pedestrians making their way along the main road itself."

Residents in Newton-under-Roseberry are welcoming the new restrictions, which are to be enforced on the A173 – the road passing beneath local landmark.

The plans, expected to be in force from 21st June 2021, include Residents’ Only parking zones in front of Roseberry View Cottages and along Church Lane, the road leading to St. Oswald’s Church and further residential properties opposite The King’s Head Inn.

These zones should alleviate blockage of the lane, which was causing issues for larger vehicles requiring access to properties and farms.

Cabinet Member for Highways, Neighbourhoods & Transport, Julie Craig, said:

The council also say special arrangements are to be put in place to accommodate church services at St. Oswald’s Church and one extra residents’ parking layby is being considered for the future.