Double yellow lines on a busy stretch of moorland roads

YELLOW lines have been installed on a busy stretch of moorland road troubled by irresponsible parking.

A ‘no waiting at any time’ order came into effect on the roads around Two Bridges. The road has long suffered from parking issues, which is not only visually intrusive, but has also led to road safety issues, including reduced visibility and a narrowing of the road, which can make it difficult for vehicles to pass.

Devon County Council (DCC) made the order which was backed by both DNPA and Dartmoor Forest Parish Council. It entered into force on April 29.

The order prevents people from parking on a section of the B3212 Postbridge/Moretonhampstead road; the B3357 past Two Bridges Hotel to just past the Princetown/Plymouth junction.

Long-term safety concerns prompted DNPA, in conjunction with CDC, to install no-wait/no-park cones along the stretch to help manage parking issues.

“We welcome the no-holds-barred proposal,” said National Park Authority Recreation, Access and Estates Manager Andrew Watson Dartmoor. “We believe this will go a long way to improving road safety for all road users and alleviating problems such as obstructive parking.”

Cllr Stuart Hughes, Cabinet Member for Devon County Council for Motorway Management, said: ‘I am pleased that this traffic control order is in place.

“Reckless parking can not only negatively affect the visitor experience for many, but it can also be dangerous.”

On behalf of the President of Dartmoor Forest Parish Council, Cllr Alison Geen said: “Dartmoor Forest Parish Council is very grateful to the DNPA for acting on our request to introduce this restriction of parking. We hope this will make driving past the Two Bridges Hotel on the B3357 much safer for everyone.