NEW measures to ease congestion on two busy streets in Overton have been given the green light.

The scheme, which was approved by Councillor Cathy Osselton, cabinet member for partnerships at Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, will see double yellow lines introduced at the junction of Winchester Street and Pound Road, and on Lordsfield Garden, in Overton.

But plans to introduce similar measures on a road in Whitchurch have been abandoned after the borough council received five objections to the proposals. Five residents objected to the plans to implement double yellow lines at the junction of Oakland Road and the Firsway.

In addition to public objections, borough councillor for Whitchurch, Cllr Keith Watts, Whitchurch county councillor Cllr Tom Thacker, and Whitchurch Town Council also opposed the plans.

Cllr Watts told The Gazette: “I withdrew my support from this scheme because of opposition by the majority of residents living at that end of Oakland Road. I believe that what is needed is adaptation of the verges to provide off-road parking.”