Epsom and Ewell parking review 2022

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

The current stage is: Advertising and objections

Introduction

During June and July 2022, we looked at some parking issues across the district. 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 for which should be taken forward (Item 24/20).

Authorisation

All proposals have been agreed by county councillors prior to authorisation being given to advertise them by the Parking and Traffic Enforcement Team manager.

Advertising and objections

Now that the parking proposals have been agreed we will be advertising them for 28 days from 8 September 2022. This includes the publishing of a formal notice in the local newspaper; street notices being erected on site at each location; plus drawings and a statement of reasons will be available to view online and at the bottom of this page. Those properties immediately fronting locations where changes are proposed will be notified individually by letter or flyer.

We are also advertising some locations for electric vehicle charging bays. The proposed electric vehicle charging bay location plans are shown below.

Plans will also be available to view at various locations across the borough:

  • Epsom Town Hall, The Parade, Epsom, KT18 5BY
  • Epsom Library, Ebbisham Centre, No.6 Derby Square, Epsom, KT19 8AG
  • Bourne Hall Library, Spring Street, Ewell, KT17 1UF
  • Stoneleigh Library, No.1 Stoneleigh Broadway, Stoneleigh, KT17 2JA
  • Ewell Court Library, Ewell Court House, Lakehurst Road, Ewell, KT19 0EB

If you wish to make any comments or objections, you can either:

  • use our online form via our Surrey Says web page, or
  • write to: Epsom and Ewell 2022 parking review, Parking Team, Hazel House, Merrow lane, Guildford, GU4 7BQ.

Please make sure we have received your comments by 6 October 2022. Please note that we will not be looking at these responses in detail until after the deadline for making comments has passed, so please do not include questions or queries in your response.

Approval

All objections, support and comment responses will be compiled into a 'decision report', which will include a decision on how to proceed at each location. County councillors and the Parking and Traffic Enforcement Team manager must agree this report before installation of the restrictions can begin. Those who respond to the advertisement will be notified of the decisions by email or by letter prior to installation. A summary of the comments, objections and outcomes will be published on our website.

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

Once 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