Walsall Council is looking to resolve parking problems outside the new £4.5 million Village Centre after complaints about motorists’ views being blocked.
Concern has been raised about the double yellow lines falling short around the High Street junction that leads to the centre and the fact the drivers are unable to see properly when leaving the new car park.
Maureen Payton, of the Friends of Pelsall Commons, said: “The on-road parking makes leaving the car park quite hazardous as parked vehicles completely mask on-coming traffic as well as reducing the carriageway to single width so drivers ease out at their peril.
“I don’t like yellow lines but there needs to be some restriction to allow a clear view when leaving the site. At the moment it is not safe.
“There are bound to be teething problems with any new development but this needs some thought in the interest of road safety.”
The engineering and transportation department has agreed that the double yellow line needs to be extended around the junction and has hinted that it could be extended further.
It will also look at adding signage to encourage drivers to park on the public car park because some believe it is a private facility that would result in them getting fined.
Coun Marco Longhi said he was opposed to double yellow line restrictions outside the centre but urged the authority to include roadside disabled parking spaces outside the centre in addition to car park signs.
The new library has longer opening hours than the old library and is open Tuesday to Friday from 9am to 6pm and on Saturday 9am to 4pm. Unlike the old library it will stay open at lunchtimes.
Cllr Anthony Harris, portfolio holder for leisure and culture, said: “We’re delighted with the positive response we have had from local residents about the new library and the centre. It is an excellent facility.”
Pelsall Village Centre in High Street opened before Christmas when two GP practices opened their doors. It houses the library, a pharmacy and children’s centre along with health offices and treatment rooms on the ground floor and on the first floor there are the GP practices, waiting room and treatment rooms.