Elmbridge parking review 2019-20

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


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.

Following the committee's decision to promote additional parking controls in Wey Road and Round Oak Road, Weybridge, we presented another report detailing proposals for these roads to the local committee on 15 June 2020. This was approved and the proposal will be advertised alongside the other schemes already approved at the meeting of 5 December 2019.


Informal consultation

From 9 December to 6 January 2020 we 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. Feedback was positive and therefore we have decided to progress the scheme to formal advertisement.


Advertisement and objections

Advertisement of these proposals was delayed due to the coronavirus, but on 4 September 2020, by way of a press notice published in the Surrey Advertiser, we advertised our intention to introduce all of the parking restrictions put forward within the parking review. We also erected street notices at affected locations and wrote to properties fronting any proposals in order to raise awareness of them.

The deadline for responses passed on 2 October 2020.

Full details of the advertised proposals are still available for reference in the documents below, with the statement of reasons being the primary document, and the drawings showing what is described in the statement of reasons.


Approval

The parking team manager, in consultation with the chairman/vice chairman of the local committee and the county councillor of the area concerned, have considered the feedback received to the proposals, and the final decisions have now been made. These are given in the documents below:

These decisions are now final and there is no appeal stage, although customers can ask us to reconsider any parking controls, whether old or new, at any time as part of the next parking review in the area.


Implementation

We are currently undertaking 'detailed design' in order to specify the new signs and lines required to place a works order with our contractors.

We're also working to finalise the traffic regulation orders, after which we'll 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. This is expected to happen in Spring 2021.


Files available to download