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 June 2019. All of the requests we received will be assessed based on road safety, accessibility, congestion, the possibility of just displacing a problem and how many people supported the change. We will then create a report of prioritised changes.
Our report of recommendations is due to be presented to the local committee on 5 December 2019 for initial approval. The report will be available online around two weeks before the day of the meeting.
The committee will consider the report, and decide whether to make any changes, and whether or not to grant approval for beginning the legal procedure required to implement the proposals.
Advertisement and objections
Following approval of the proposals at local committee, we will 'advertise' them to allow for public comment. This includes a newspaper advertisement, and we also erect street notices at affected locations and write to properties fronting any proposals. We then usually allow 28 days for public comments to be received before making a final decision.
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objections, before making a final decision about which proposals should go ahead, and whether any should be changed or withdrawn.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.