Let’s not wait for tragedy to strike

I fully support Laura Cooke in regard to her concern over parking on pavements and I agree that the consequences could well be serious.

Little Common is a typical situation where on the west side of the Tesco Store in Cooden Sea Road a very wide pavement is daily used by commercial vehicles of all sizes as well cars.

In this location any vehicle leaving the Tesco Car Park has very limited visibility to the north due to obstruction from vehicles parked on the pavement.

Planning approval given to Tesco in regard to both the provision of a visibility splay and a footpath access to their store have been violated .

The council must be aware but too busy to act.

There are a number of bollards, which have to be replaced by the Highway Authority at regular intervals, but more needed to prevent parking on the pavement.

At this moment a very large van is parked destroying the visibility. This is a matter which our MP, the rural district council, police and East Sussex highway authority need to consider the situation as described by you, and this letter, and take immediate positive action, and not wait for a tragedy.

John Wilson

Cooden Sea Road


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