There are a number of stages involved in the review, these are shown below. Due to the number of stages in the review, it takes about one year to complete a parking review from start to finish.
The current stage is: Authorisation
In May and June 2022 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.
All proposals will be agreed by county councillors prior to authorisation being given to advertise them by the Parking and Traffic Enforcement Team manager.
Advertisement and objections
The agreed parking proposals will be advertised for 28 days. This includes the publishing of a formal notice in a local newspaper; street notices being erected on site at each location; plus drawings and a statement of reasons being available to view online at the bottom of this page. Those properties immediately fronting locations where changes are proposed will be notified individually by letter.
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.
Orders to install the agreed changes on the roads have now been placed with the lining and signing contractors.
A final Traffic Regulation Order (TRO), will be made and published, so the changes made in the review then become legally enforceable by Civil Enforcement Officers.