Bollards to be retained
Gosford Council will retain bollards in an unnamed laneway behind Oxford and Albion streets in Umina despite a local resident's request for their removal.
According to a council report, the bollards are located at the eastern end of the laneway and have been placed to prevent the laneway being used as a through route.
The issue was brought to the attention of the local Traffic Committee in February after a local resident requested the removal of the bollards as the current cul-de-sac laneway was unsuitable for truck access.
The report also stated that council received a report through its Customer Action Request system in October last year complaining of a large truck constantly parked in the laneway causing daily traffic jams.
Council agreed to obtain the views of property owners adjacent to the laneway before making its decision to remove the bollards.
"Letters were sent to all property owners affected by the proposal with eight responses being received from adjacent property owners," the council report stated.
"All responses objected to the proposal to remove the bollards.
"Only one property owner responding commented on the possible need for parking regulation within the laneway, the owner observed that there would be difficulty associated with any policing of such regulation."
The report stated that residents adjacent to the unnamed laneway would be contacted and informed of the Traffic Committee's decision.
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