Mole Valley parking review 2019

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

The current stage is: Approval

Introduction

During September and October 2019, 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 which were presented to committee.

Committee authorisation

We presented a report of our findings to the Mole Valley Local Committee which was held on 22 January 2020 at the Mole Valley District Council offices in Dorking. You are able to read the report in full on the Mole Valley Local Committee webpage.

Advertisement and objections

We formally advertised the parking proposals, that were approved by the Mole Valley Local Committee, on Thursday 20 August 2020.

Formal advertising lasted for 28 days and ended on Thursday 17 September 2020. A legal notice (PDF) 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 are proposed were notified individually by letter or flyer.

The 28 days 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 17 September 2020.

The advertising period and the opportunity to give feedback has now ended.

You are still able to view and download drawings of all the proposals below. These are presented in PDF format. Also available to read is the statement of reasons (PDF) detailing each proposal.

Approval

All of the feedback received during the advertising stage will be 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 will be given due consideration and a final decision will be made about which proposals should go ahead and whether any should be changed or withdrawn.

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 Mole Valley 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