Balfour Road area parking scheme
The Environment, Transport and sustainability committee approved this scheme on the 27 June 2017.
Road lining will begin on Monday 17 July and the parking scheme will start in October. Parking permit application forms will be sent to residents towards the end of August.
View a plan showing the extent of the scheme, please note there may be minor changes to this plan following comments received during the advertising of the Traffic Regulation Order
Road markings for the Balfour Road parking scheme
Work to create road markings for the new parking scheme will begin on Monday 17 July.
The work will start with line painting on Balfour Road for one day only: Monday 17 July. Surrounding streets will be unaffected on that day.
We’re required to put up warning notices 48 hours before work begins. Cones and signs will be placed on Balfour Road from Friday 14 July.
Work will also be carried out on the following streets on these dates:
- Loder Road – Tuesday 18 July
- Bates Road and Loder Place – Wednesday 19 July
- Gordon Rd and Herbert Rd – Thursday 20 July
Anything missed will be completed on Friday 21 July. Please be aware that this timetable is weather-dependent. Rain or other adverse conditions may cause a delay.
Please note Lining work is subject to weather conditions and will be updated on a weekly basis
Please move vehicles, where possible, to nearby streets before work starts.
We wiill only relocate vehicles as a last resort. If a vehicle must be moved, it will be towed to an adjacent road, or to the top/bottom of the road – as close as possible to the original location. We will not fine or charge vehicle owners if this happens. We will also notify the police if we move a vehicle, in case it is reported as stolen when the driver returns.
If your vehicle is moved and you are unsure where it is, please call: 0345 603 5469.
The new road markings are needed as part of the agreed proposal for parking restrictions in the Balfour Road area.
Questions about the work
If you have specific questions, please direct them to the Parking Infrastructure team: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Balfour Road area parking proposals and consultation
We asked residents and businesses in the Balfour Road area if they would like a residents parking scheme.
The results of the consultation were reported to the Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee on Tuesday 17 January 2017.
The parking scheme includes bays for use by residents and their visitors, businesses and services.
Why we proposed a parking scheme for the Balfour Road area
We're responding to an increasing number of comments and complaints about the high number of commuters parking in the area. This is making it difficult for residents to park. Councillors received a deputation in March 2016 at the Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee calling for a scheme.
Our proposals also aim to address double parking and parking on pavements and double yellow lines.
We want to improve
- safety for pedestrians
- traffic flow
- access for emergency vehicles
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