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Reigate and Banstead parking review 2019

Coronavirus: suspension of parking related activities

As of 25 March 2020, we are postponing the installation, refreshment or replacement of any road markings or traffic signs relating to parking controls or restrictions in Surrey for a period of three weeks. This is in order to protect our contractors and suppliers and the wider public in the current coronavirus outbreak. This is in line with the council's overarching policy to pause any non-safety critical works on the highway. We will review this decision at the end of the three week period.

Reigate and Banstead parking review 2019

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


During December 2018 and January 2019, we looked at parking problems across the borough. These had been brought to our attention mostly by members of the public, councillors, highway officers and other local representatives since the previous review had taken place.

We visited the locations and assessed the problems, and prioritised the requests for new or amended parking controls, before creating a report of our findings and recommendations for which should be taken forward.

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Committee authorisation

We presented our report to the Reigate and Banstead Local Committee at its meeting on 4 March 2019 for initial approval. You can see a copy of the report on the local committee meeting page on our website. It is item 8 on the agenda, listed as Annual Parking Review.

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Advertisement and objections

On 27 June 2019, by way of a notice published in the Surrey Mirror, we formally advertised our intention to introduce the changes to the parking controls and restrictions in Reigate & Banstead borough as part of this parking review. We also put up notices on lamp columns in the streets concerned, and, depending on the type and extent of the proposal, delivered post cards to nearby addresses. There then followed a period of 28 days (up to 25 July) during which people could let us have their views about any of the proposals.

Towards the bottom of this page there is a document, which you can download, called 'Reigate and Banstead parking review proposals 2019' which lists all the proposed changes. Please note that they are sorted alphabetically by electoral division, then town. If there is a particular road or town that you are looking for, please open the document and press 'Ctrl' and 'F' to bring up a search box, enter the name and press 'Return'. In the right hand column of the table it tells you the number of the drawing that relates to the proposal, and the drawings are in the other documents below, sorted by electoral division then number.

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The parking team manager, in consultation with the chairman/vice chairman of the local committee and the county councillor for each area, has now considered all the comments and objections that we received in response to the advert and made the final decisions about which of the proposals will be implemented, with or without changes. At the bottom of this page there are a series of decision reports, one for each electoral area. These contain the objections and comments received, followed by the decisions and the reasons for them.

If we did not receive any comments about a proposal, it does not appear in the reports and will go in as advertised. You can see a full list of all the advertised proposals in the document below called 'Reigate and Banstead parking review proposals 2019'.

These decisions are final and there is no appeal stage. We will keep an eye on the impact and effectiveness of the new restrictions and can consider if any changes are needed as part of the next parking review in Reigate and Banstead.

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We have now placed the order with our contractors for installation of the appropriate signs and lines. We have also finalised the amendments to the traffic orders, which means that once the lines and/or signs are in place, the new restrictions will come into effect. We did expect to have had everything installed by the end of 2019, but the very wet autumn weather meant that lining was not possible for much of the time. We are now hoping that with some drier weather, we will be able to install the lines and signs by the end of March 2020.

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