Plans that could see an overhaul of parking rules to crack down on traffic issues in a busy Wiltshire street have been backed by the town council.

Devizes Town Council officers say traffic problems in New Park Road, near the junction with Victoria Road, have been “worsening”.

Multiple cars are often parked on the narrow road, near the former community hospital site, leaving little space for those driving across the Quakers Walk Bridge over the Kennet and Avon Canal.

There have also been issues raised over cars parking illegally at the junction with Victoria Road.

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Cars parked on both sides of New Park Road currently restrict access and are a worsening problem.Cars parked on both sides of New Park Road currently restrict access and are a worsening problem. (Image: Newsquest)

New proposed parking restrictions could make almost half of the road illegal to park on, and those who don't follow the new rules could face fines.

"The council has agreed that it will put forward a plan to Wiltshire Council for clearing one side of the road of cars to permit access all the way down to the gate," confirmed Simon Fisher, Devizes Town Clerk.

"Hopefully some time-limited parking will also be put in place so those that need to park in the area can do but not all day."

The current time limit proposed for the remaining parking (to the east of New Park Road) is three to four hours and this time limit has been proposed to allow allotment users to still access the spaces.

However, the town council has emphasised that this has not been set in stone and could change if plans go ahead.

If plans progress the double yellow lines would be extended to reduce parking and the existing lines at the junction which have been described by councillors as "faded and damaged" will also be refreshed.

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"By installing the lines in this way they will look better, as well as being easier to maintain and therefore enforce," explained a spokesperson for the council.

They added: "The resident of Quaker’s Lodge can then put planters or whatever he chooses within his land adjacent to his gates.

"By introducing a time limit on the remaining bay, this would prevent all-day commuter parking thus freeing up space for local users."

Town councillors voted to push forward with the proposed restrictions in a planning meeting on Tuesday, June 18.

The plan has now been put forward as a request to Wiltshire Council's Local Highways and Footpath Improvement Group, which will make the final decision.