A homeowner’s ‘twelve year crusade’ for double yellow lines at a "dangerous" junction could finally be coming to an end after the council agreed to prioritise his demands.

Graham Temple, 60, says he has been fighting for parking restrictions in Loom Lane at the junction of Watling Street in Radlett for 12 years – and counting – after being “bounced around by 28 people” across a number of authorities.

Around 18 months ago, Hertsmere Borough Council did paint some lines but Mr Temple claims they are “too short”.

Mr Temple, who lives in Loom Lane, says he sees bumps between cars there all the time.

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Vehicles park on the edge of the narrow road and pavement, but he says it is “dangerous” when cars pull in from the busy Watling Street, especially if there are cars coming in the opposite direction.

He is calling on the council to extend the lines all the way to the postbox.

Loom Lane towards Watling Street. Mr Temple wants the lines extended all the way to the postbox pictured. Google Maps

Mr Temple said: “Thank goodness no one has been seriously injured. There are always incidents here and parents are forced to walk in the middle of the road because the path is blocked.

“This is not just a parking issue but an example of gross inefficiency and unnecessary costs caused by the council. Even the police have agreed the lines should be longer.

“It would have been cheaper and easier to deal with a lot sooner. It beggars belief. As a taxpayer, I expect better.”

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Before the lines were painted

Mr Temple has even offered to pay to paint the lines himself.

There are no parking restrictions in the area of concern which fits around three vehicles.

In 2017, the council agreed to carry out a consultation on the site in question and the council says double yellow lines were put in place as a “safety measure to improve visibility for motorists”.

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Before the lines were painted

Council officers met Mr Temple in September and Cllr Seamus Quilty says the council have remained in contact with the complainant.

Cllr Quilty added the request to extend the lines will “take priority” when next yellow line orders are put in place, which will involve a consultation. Letters will be sent out this month.