CLEVEDON'S seafront road markings are set to be scrapped after plans were met with heavy backlash from locals.

The wriggly lines were introduced as part of North Somerset Council's Clevedon seafront scheme. 

They were installed to stop motorists from driving too close to the cycle lane, but, for many residents, they have only caused confusion.

Residents staged a 'conga line' protest in fancy dress to showcase their displeasure for the changes, which have been called 'Britain's most bonkers' wriggly road markings.

The controversial markings are now due to be changed - at an extra cost. The BBC reports that a reversal of the scheme will cost £375,000, bringing the total cost of the plan to over £1.5m.

This is way over the Clevedon seafront scheme's original budget, which was £201,000.

According to transport expert Audit West, the new layout simply just does not work.

Clevedon residents have taken to social media to voice their thoughts. One person wrote: "Those councillors that rubber stamped this and completely ignored the residents should be named and made accountable, crazy..."

North Somerset Times: Residents made their feelings known.Residents made their feelings known. (Image: SWNS)

Another said: "After the awful mess, please bring it back to the original parking."

Another person added: "If they had had a public consultation before spending huge sums on implementing this, the consultation costs would probably have saved a lot of money."

Clevedon South ward councillor Hannah Young, who is also North Somerset Council's executive member with responsibility for active travel, said: “As a Clevedon resident myself, I hear local opinions about the scheme on a daily basis and see the way it is being used by cars, cyclists and pedestrians.

"There is no doubt that it has been controversial."

On Monday (November 20), a meeting was held to present the findings of an independent review into the successes and failures of the scheme. This was carried out by transport design and engineering experts AECOM.

Cllr Mike Bell, the leader of North Somerset Council, said: "Throughout this process we have been committed to being open about the findings which is why we are sharing the report’s results with the community.

"We will also ensure that any decisions about what we do next will be made in public."