Concern over parking on double yellow lines

PUBLISHED: 09:29 22 October 2008 | UPDATED: 22:30 15 June 2010

EAST Devon District Council's policy to charge Blue Badge holders for parking at its car parks in Honiton is having a detrimental effect on nearby roads, particularly on market days.

EAST Devon District Council's policy to charge Blue Badge holders for parking at its car parks in Honiton is having a detrimental effect on nearby roads, particularly on market days.That's the view of Honiton Senior Council member Tony Simpson, who has discovered disabled drivers are instead parking on double yellow lines adjacent to Lace Walk car park.He says parking on yellow lines is not an offence and is free for Blue Badge holders.The issue is to be discussed by Honiton Senior Council at a future meeting, following complaints.Disabled drivers say they are bemused by a system that sets aside parking bays for badge holders but then requires them to pay.


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