Drivers ignore ‘no stopping’ orders near East Midlands Airport

Drivers have continued to park on grass verges along roads leading to East Midlands Airport where stopping was banned last August.

Highways bosses put the ‘red routes’ in place on the A453 and the new Castle Donington Relief Road in a bid to improve journey times and safety near the airport.

But cars have still been parking on the grass verges near the airport despite the new rules, which are being trialled for six months.

The red-route trial was put in place from August 5 following complaints drivers were trying to avoid paying for parking at the airport by waiting on roads when collecting passengers returning from holiday.

Anyone who is caught flouting the rules is handed a £70 fine.

Even tougher measures are now set to be introduced in a bid to deter motorists from parking along the roads, including a new ‘soil style bund’ barrier on the grass verges and extra patrols by police and a red line camera car, which will issue fines.

East Midlands Aeropark car park gates are to be opened during daylight hours and notices will be displayed accordingly. This will be managed by police.

Castle Donington Parish Council will apply for a grant to fund the extra measures and has promised to continue mowing and maintaining the area once the new bund is in place.

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