Reigate and Banstead parking review 2020

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


Introduction

In March and April this year we were due to have carried out assessments and site visits for all the parking problems and requests for changes to parking restrictions, which had been brought to our attention since the previous parking review took place. Most of these had been reported by members of the public, councillors and highway officers, and some came from the emergency services and bus operators.

Following the assessments and site visits, we would have prioritised the requests and created a report of our findings and recommendations for which should be taken forward, which we would have presented to the Reigate and Banstead Local Committee at its meeting in June.

Regrettably all this was unavoidably delayed because of the impact of the Coronavirus on work, life and travel. However we have now started looking at all the requests and carrying out site visits and will present our report to the committee at its meeting on 2 November instead.

Committee authorisation

The Reigate and Banstead Local Committee is the decision making body for highway matters, including parking, in the borough. Once we have prepared our report on the parking review, we will present it to the committee on 2 November for their approval and you will be able to see a copy of it on the Reigate and Banstead Local Committee meetings page on our website at the time.

Advertisement and objections

When the local committee has agreed which changes to parking restrictions should go ahead, the next step is for us to formally advertise our intention to make those changes by way of a notice published in a local newspaper. We will also put up notices on lamp columns in the streets concerned, and, depending on the type and extent of the proposal, deliver post cards to nearby addresses. There will then be a period of 28 days during which people will be able to let us have their views about any of the proposed changes.

At the same time, we will also publish all the details on this page, where there will also be an online form for people to fill and let us know what they think about the proposals.

Approval

After the 28 day advertisement period is over, the parking team manager will consider any comments or objections that we receive and, in consultation with the chairman/vice chairman of the local committee and the county councillor for each area, make the final decisions about which proposals will be implemented, with or without any changes. Once he has done this, we will publish a report, summarising the objections and comments and explaining the final decisions and the reasons for them, on this page.

Implementation

After the final decisions have been made, we will undertake the detailed design of the agreed changes. This involves marking out the extents of the lining on street and preparing the orders for our contractors, who will then install the necessary signs and lines. At the same time, we will make the final changes to the traffic regulation orders, which are the documents that provide the legal framework for all parking restrictions, and publish another notice in a local newspaper, advising that we have done so. All the new restrictions will then come into effect.