PLANS to introduce double yellow lines to a residential road in Hook have been criticised by a resident.

Altay Ali has been living in Sheldon’s Lane for 55 years, and said there is no need for the introduction of double yellow lines.

Proposals will see parking restrictions implemented on the road between Butts Meadow and the A30 London Road.

However, according to Altay, putting double yellow lines in that spot could cause issues elsewhere.

“People park there and it doesn’t bother me,” he said.

“You can still get two-way traffic, no problem. All that’s going to happen is people are going to look for somewhere else to park, park on another street and we’re going to chase them around with double yellow lines.”

Altay also mentioned how people at a nearby nursery use that area when picking up their children, as well as commuters who were unable to park in the station’s car park.

“I just think that yellow lines aren’t a good situation for what’s going on in Hook,” he continued.

Councillor Jane Worlock, Hart District Councillor and Chairman of Hook Parish Council, said: “The district council, along with Hook Parish Council and Hampshire Highways, have regular meetings and at those meetings we discuss the issues with parking. A lot of those meetings are informed by meeting with residents.

“A significant number of residents are concerned with parking on Sheldon’s Lane. This wasn’t a snap decision; both the district council and parish council have been contacted regarding how dangerous the parking is on Sheldon’s Lane.”

Full details can be found by going to, whilst objections and representations must be made in writing to by 15 November.