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Elmbridge parking review 2019-20

There are a number of stages involved in the review, these are shown below. The current stage is: Advertisement and objections


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.

Having carried out a 'desktop' study to remove any requests that were clearly unfeasible, undesirable or erroneous the list of requests was reduced from about 215 to 160. Site visits were carried out as necessary to assess the remaining requests, and they were prioritised based on road safety, accessibility, congestion, the possibility of just displacing a problem and how many people supported the change. A Parking Task Group meeting was also arranged to discuss some of the larger schemes.

This lead to a report of prioritised recommended parking changes for the borough, as found below.


Committee authorisation

Our report of recommendations was presented to the local committee on 5 December 2019 for initial approval. The report - which was item 9 of the committee's agenda - is available to view or download from the link above.

The committee approved the report, with some additional schemes included for Wey Road and Round Oak Road in Weybridge, and St Mary's Road, Thames Ditton.


Informal consultation

We recently carried out a consultation with residents of a section of Weston Green Road, Esher, about the idea of a permit parking scheme for their road. The consultation ran from 9 December 2019 to 6 January 2020. Feedback was positive and therefore we have decided to progress the scheme to formal advertisement.

The original consultation documents (letters, FAQs, and a drawing) which were sent to residents of the road are still available to view or download at the bottom of this page.


Advertisement and objections

Advertisement of the parking review is currently on hold due to the coronavirus outbreak. The council has instructed all staff to work from home as much as possible and only to travel for work where it is essential to deliver critical services, suspended all non-safety critical works on the highway, and closed public libraries. For these reasons and others, it is therefore not possible to properly conduct the legal procedure of advertising the proposals at the current time. We will update this page when further information about the expected timeline is available.

This process will allow public comments or objections to be raised. 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.


Approval

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.


Implementation

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.

Files available to download

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