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 August 2022.
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 compile a list of recommended parking changes for the borough.
In order to help decide which schemes to progress, we may choose to first carry out some informal consultations - usually for substantial schemes such as those involving permit parking.
Having discussed the proposals with county councillors for the relevant area, authorisation to advertise the changes will be sought from the Parking and Enforcement Team Manager.
Advertisement and objections
Once the authorisation has been given, the proposals 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 and Enforcement Team Manager, in consultation with 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objections, before making a final decision about which proposals should go ahead, and whether any should be changed or withdrawn.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.