Reigate and Banstead parking review 2020

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


Introduction

In September 2020 we 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 prioritised the requests and created a report of our findings and recommendations for which should be taken forward.

Committee authorisation

The Reigate and Banstead Local Committee is the decision making body for highway matters, including parking, in the borough. We presented the report to the committee at its meeting on 2 November 2020 and you can see a copy of it on the Reigate and Banstead Local Committee meeting page on our website, where you can also see the minutes of the meeting. The parking review report is item 10 on the agenda.

Advertisement and objections

We have now formally advertised our intention to introduce the changes to the parking controls and restrictions agreed by the committee. For this we published a notice in the Surrey Advertiser on 10 December 2020 and, at the same time, we put up notices on lamp columns in the streets concerned, and in some cases, depending on the type and extent of the proposal, delivered post cards to nearby addresses. There then followed a period, ending on 15 January 2021, during which people could let us have their views about any of the proposed changes.

Towards the bottom of the page there is a document called Reigate & Banstead parking review 2020: statement of reasons (PDF), which contains a description of all the proposed changes and why we wanted to introduce them. Underneath that are packs of drawings showing the proposals and the statement of reasons tells you which of the drawings shows each proposed change. In the statement of reasons the proposals are sorted by electoral division and then by town.

Approval

Now that the advertisement period is over, the parking team manager will consider all the comments and/or objections that we received 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.


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