Reigate and Banstead parking review 2022

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: Advertisement and objections

  1. Introduction
  2. Authorisation
  3. Advertisement and objections
  4. Approval
  5. Implementation

Introduction

During 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 new parking restrictions should be introduced. We shared this report with the county councillors, whose divisions cover the Reigate & Banstead area, and discussed with them which of the proposals should go ahead.

Authorisation

Once all the proposals had been agreed with county councillors, the Parking and Traffic Enforcement Team manager reviewed them and gave authorisation for us to formally advertise our intention to introduce them.

Advertisement and objections

We are now advertising the proposals by way of a notice in the Surrey Advertiser on 3 November 2022. Around the same time, we are putting up street notices on site at each location, as well as sending a letter or flyer to those properties immediately fronting locations where changes are proposed.

Towards the bottom of the page there is a document called Reigate and Banstead parking review 2022: Statement of reasons, 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 and the drawings are combined into packs for each councillor division, with some spilt into two parts based on the number of drawings and file size.

All the documents will also be available to view at the following locations across the borough during normal opening hours:

  • Reigate and Banstead Borough Council, Town Hall, Castlefield Road, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 0SH
  • Horley Library, Unit 1 (55-57) Russell Square, Victoria Road, Horley RH6 7QH
  • Banstead Library, The Horseshoe, Bolters Lane, Banstead, Surrey, SM7 2AW
  • Reigate Library, Bancroft House, Bancroft Road, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 7RP
  • Redhill Library, Warwick Quadrant, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 1NN
  • Merstham Library, Community Hub, 2a Portland Drive, Merstham, Redhill, RH1 3HY
  • Tattenhams Community Library, Tattenham Crescent, Epsom Downs, KT18 5NU
  • Surrey County Council, Hazel House, Merrow Lane, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 7BQ (by appointment)

There is now a period, ending on 6 December 2022, during which you can let us have your views about any of the proposed changes. If you wish to comment on, support, or object to any of these proposals, you can do so either:

Please make sure we have received your comments by 6 December 2022. Please note that we will not be looking at these responses in detail until after the deadline for making comments has passed, so please do not include questions or queries in your response.

Approval

All objections, support and comment responses will be compiled into a 'Decision report', which will include a recommended decision on how to proceed at each location, which will be considered by the county councillors and the Parking and Traffic Enforcement Team Manager, who must agree the decisions before installation of the restrictions can begin. Anyone who responds to the advertisement will be notified of the decisions by email or by letter prior to installation.


Implementation

We will then place orders with our contractor to install the necessary lines and signs on the ground and make a final traffic regulation order, so the changes made in the review become legally enforceable by civil enforcement officers.


Files available to download