PROPOSALS to restrict parking in two significant areas of the Isle of Wight to make it safer for road users and more accessible for emergency services, will be decided on by the Island council's Cabinet today (Thursday).

Cllr Phil Jordan, the Isle of Wight Council's cabinet member for transport and infrastructure, highways PFI and transport strategy, will put forward reports on two Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) reviews.

The reviews cover Carisbrooke and the West Wight, with fellow cabinet members urged to follow recommendations to approve the introduction of parking restrictions — and making some existing restrictions enforceable — which will be set out in Cllr Jordan's reports at the meeting.

The Carisbrooke TRO covers Alvington Manor View, School Lane, High Street, Clatterford Road, Purdy Road and Gunville Road.  

The West Wight TRO covers a large number of streets in Brighstone, Freshwater, Yarmouth, Shalfleet, Shorwell and Totland, plus Rookley.

In his reports, Cllr Jordan says: "The proposals aim to ensure safety for all road users, whilst securing emergency service access and the movement of traffic, by removing inappropriate parking, to increase visibility, create passing points and free up footways."

The Isle of Wight Council had previously consulted with ward councillors and town and parish councils last year, in Carisbrooke, Rookley and the West Wight.

The cost of implementing the West Wight TRO would cost around £41,000, and Carisbrooke, more than £27,000, together with four-figure sums set aside for annual maintenance in both areas, for a 14-year period. 

If approved, work to implement the TROs will begin this year.

The meeting at County Hall, Newport, starts at 5pm.