CHANGES could soon be made to on-street car parking in Bromyard, Herefordshire Council has said.

It has outlined the changes it wants to make in Cruxwell Street, at the top of the High Street towards Bromyard Public Hall.

For several years, articulated lorries have been pictured stuck while trying to turn into, or out of, Cruxwell Street.


And now, Herefordshire Council has said moving on-street car parking spaces to the other side of Cruxwell Street should give vehicles more room to turn.

It has proposed swapping the side cars park, and swapping the side of the double-yellow lines.

Phil Crossland, the council's interim service director for highways, environment and waste, said the changes improve the turning circle for vehicles turning right out of High Street onto Cruxwell Street, as well as for vehicles turning right from Cruxwell Street onto Rowberry Street, thereby reducing the risk of damage to buildings.

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He said it should also prevent inappropriate waiting and obstruction for passing traffic on Rowberry Street.

It should also help avoid danger to persons or other traffic using the road or any other road or for preventing the likelihood of any such danger arising, he said.

Also on the list of reasons for the changes were preserving and improving the amenity of the area and securing the expeditious, convenient, and safe movement of traffic.

The plans, which could come into force in 2023, can be objected to until midday on January 13.

A wight-limit was introduced in Bromyard to try and combat problems, but with lorries still needing to access the industrial estate, has not always been successful at keeping arctics out of town.


In 2019, Cruxwell Street resident Lucy Aldridge said: "Lorries are getting stuck in the town with great frequency at all hours of the day and night.

"The roads in town weren't constructed for that kind of size of vehicle and they're just not suitable for them."

She added: "Our homes and historic buildings are suffering damage, and, with the one-way system in the town, it causes enormous chaos, delays and disruption when a lorry does become stuck.

"It really is a necessity for town planners to come up with a better route to the industrial estate."