Epsom and Ewell parking review 2020-2021

There are a number of stages involved in the review, these are shown below.

The current stage is: Implementation

Introduction

During September and October 2020, we looked at some parking issues across the borough. These issues had been brought to our attention largely by members of the public, the police, councillors and highway officers since the previous review took place. We have visited, assessed, and prioritised the requests for new or amended parking controls, and have written a report of our findings and recommendations which were presented to committee.

Committee Authorisation

We presented a report of our findings to the Epsom and Ewell Local Committee which was held on 07 December 2020. You are able to read the report in full on the Epsom and Ewell Local Committee webpage.

Advertising and objections

We formally advertised the parking proposals, that were approved by the Epsom and Ewell Local Committee, starting 25 March 2021. The drawings and statement of reasons can be found at the bottom of this page and are presented in PDF format.

Formal advertising lasted for 5 weeks. A legal notice was published in the local newspaper. We also put up notices in the streets where changes were proposed for people to see. All properties adjacent to the road where changes were proposed were notified individually by letter or flyer.

The 5 weeks of formal advertising allowed residents and interested groups, to give their own opinion on what the council is proposing to do. Opinions had to be submitted in writing by Thursday 29 April 2021.

Approval

All of the feedback that we received during the advertising stage has now been read by the parking team manager in consultation with the chairman / vice chairman of the local committee and the county councillor of the area concerned. All responses have been given due consideration and the final decisions have been made about which proposals should go ahead and whether any should be changed or withdrawn.

A decisions report has been created and some drawings amended to reflect the feedback received. Drawing numbers 6, 20, 27, 37 and 39 have been removed because the proposals shown on those plans will not be progressed any further.

There is no 'appeal' stage. If you do not like a decision that has been reached by members and officers who consider the objections then you will need to submit a new request for the location to be assessed again in the next Epsom and Ewell parking review.

Implementation

Now that approval has been given, we will revisit all of the locations where new restrictions are due to be implemented. Each location will be marked up; final drawings will be prepared and will be issued to the lining contractor for them to install the road markings. At the same time we will place the accompanying signing order. As signs are manufactured to our requirements, there can be a time delay between the lines appearing on the road and new signs being installed.

We also make the required changes to the legal traffic regulation orders. The new controls and restrictions then come into effect and will be enforceable.


Files available to download