Cash machine increases risk of on-street parking danger

The installation of a cash dispensing machine at a convenience store in Bristol would undermine highway safety despite being located within a local shopping centre, an inspector has decided.

Tesco Stores Ltd wished to install the facility at one of its convenience stores sited within a parade of shops and takeaways. However, the centre lay along a busy road with waiting restrictions including zig-zag markings associated with a pedestrian crossing in front of the store. Although the facility would be used by many people walking to the centre it was inevitable that some customers would travel by car, the inspector held. Customers would be tempted to park on the restricted area and whilst this might only be for short periods, it was not to be encouraged. It could result in accidents along a stretch of road which was already potentially hazardous to pedestrians.

Inspector: Andrew Dawe; Written representations

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