RESIDENTIAL PARKING FOR ABBEYLANDS: KEEP THE CUL DE SAC QUIET & SAFE

test-cardPetition to formalise residential parking and establish an attractive street scheme in the Abbeylands cul de sac.  Say no to a public parking lot. We’ve moved the petition to Change.org. If you only signed a paper version, it won’t harm if you sign online again.

Only complete this form if you have a High Street address, or expect that new restrictions will have an impact on you (e.g. you live on Church Street or Woodbush.) If you’re sympathetic to the cause give it a thumbs up! The original petition was the following:

We residents of South High Street and Abbeylands, Dunbar request that the long term car parking be retained in the cul de sac and formalised as resident only parking. We also request that a scheme is designed to improve the safety of the junction, the attractiveness street scene and enhance the feeling of quiet and safety.

The new petition (since ELC is seeking planning permission to develop a car park on the neighbouring site):

Abbeylands is a quiet cul de sac off the High Street and within the Dunbar Conservation Area. Plans to create social housing that could have benefited the old or the infirm have now been shelved. The residents of South High Street and Abbeylands, Dunbar request that only the long term car parking be retained in the cul de sac and formalised as resident-only parking. We also request that a scheme is designed to improve the safety of the junction, the attractiveness street scene and enhance the feeling of quiet and safety.

The old yard site should not be developed as a public car park, but it could be a good location for a pocket park. The old Empire cinema site should be developed as a community garden, along the lines of Lady Kitty’s in Haddington.

These sites may lack the emotional appeal of “Coos Green” (North Berwick) also threatened with a car park proposal, but have a fascinating and rich history. Dunbar’s so-called backlands are an important part of the heritage and landscape of Dunbar and should not be developed any further.

If the council create another car park here it will only attract pointless speculative traffic (paradoxically it will be filled by mainly residents and local businesses), create noise for neighbours, reduce safety near the Parish Hall and further reduce the quality of this part of the town.

Please say no.

East Lothian Council: Halt plans to develop a car park on the old yard at Abbeylands, Dunbar

Or pop round to number 29 High Street and sign up the old fashioned way.

[update: 70+ positive responses so far by the old fashioned route, never knew so many lived within just 100 yards!]

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