Consultation opens for Surrenden residents parking scheme

People living in Surrenden are being given the chance to have their say on proposals for a residents parking scheme for the area.

Following a consultation in January of this year, the majority of residents said they would prefer a ‘light touch’ scheme.  It is proposed this would operate for two hours a day, 9am - 10am and 2pm - 3pm, Monday - Friday.

The scheme would contain:

  • Permit holder bays for use by residents in the area and their visitors only during enforcement hours
  • Bays for loading, car club vehicles, blue badge holders, motorcycles and bicycles could be provided on request
  • Double yellow lines placed at junctions and over dropped kerbs
  • Other forms of parking may be available near shops and places of interest.

Residents and their visitors would need to display permits during the operational hours of the scheme. Permit parking would also be available for business users or services that can demonstrate their need to use a vehicle. Anyone can park for free outside of the scheme operational hours.

Information has been sent to residents who are now being asked to complete an online questionnaire before the consultation closes on Friday 14 August.

If you require more information before completing the online questionnaire please email or call the dedicated voice mail service on 01273 292387 between 10am and noon, Monday - Wednesday. A paper version of the questionnaire is available by calling 01273 290472 between 9am and 1pm, Mon-Fri.

All responses will then be carefully considered and reported to the council’s Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee on Tuesday 29 September.

Ward councillor Jamie Lloyd said: “We know parking pressures in Surrenden have been an issue for some time, with some vehicles being parked all day and others parking on pavements.

“Credit is due to the Surrenden Area Parking Campaign, who have successfully campaigned to get this consultation underway and finally see a solution to the parking problems in the area.

“I’d ask all residents to take part to ensure any decision is representative of the views of people living in the area.

Ward councillor Steve Davis added “It’s been a pleasure to work alongside the Surrenden Area Parking Campaign on this important issue.”

“I look forward to seeing an end to the problems faced by residents for many years and would urge them to have their say before the 14 August deadline.”

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