There are a number of stages involved in the review, these are shown below. The current stage is: Introduction
The deadline for requests for new parking controls to be considered as part of this parking review was at the end of November 2020.
We are currently assessing the requests based on road safety, accessibility, congestion, the possibility of just displacing a problem and how many people supported the change.
Once this process has been completed, we will publish a report of prioritised recommended parking changes for the borough.
Our report of recommendations is due to be presented to the local committee in June 2021 for initial approval. The committee will consider the report and decide whether to approved the proposals for public advertisement.
Advertisement and objections
Once the committee has provided initial approval of the proposals, they will be advertised to allow for public comments and objections.
As part of the process we are obliged to take steps to make people who may be affected by the proposals aware of them. This includes a mandatory newspaper advert and making physical copies of the proposed orders available for inspection. We also erect street notices at affected locations and write to properties fronting any proposals in order to raise awareness of them.
The parking team manager, in consultation with the chairman/vice chairman of the local committee and the county councillor of the area concerned, will consider any comments and objections, before making a final decision about which proposals should go ahead, and whether any should be changed or withdrawn.
Once the final decisions have been made, they will be reported on this page and anyone who raised a comment or objection will receive a letter or email to advise of the outcome. There is no 'appeal' stage.
Once the final decisions have been made, we will go back on site to carry out 'detailed design' in order to specify the new signs and lines required and place a works order with our contractors.
At the same time, we'll finalise the traffic regulation orders, and publish a 'made notice' in the local press.
Once the traffic orders are made, and the new signs and lines are in place, the new restrictions will come into effect.