Tandridge parking review 2020

Tandridge parking review 2020

There are a number of stages involved in the review, which are shown below. Because of this, and delays caused by the Coronavirus, we are not expecting to have completed it until the spring of 2021.

The current stage is: Approval

Introduction

During January 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 were 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.

Committee authorisation

We presented the report to Surrey County Council's Local Committee for Tandridge at its meeting on 6 March 2020 and you can see a copy of it on the Tandridge Local Committee meeting agenda. It is item 10 on the agenda.

Advertisement and objections

Although the coronavirus pandemic led to a delay, we formally advertised our intention to introduce the proposed new parking controls and restrictions agreed by the local committee in March. On Thursday 17 September we published the required notice in the Surrey Mirror, after which there was a 28 day period (ending on 15 October) during which people could comment on or object to any of the proposals.

Also at the bottom of the page is a document, which describes all the proposed new parking controls and restrictions and the reasons that we want to introduce them. Underneath that are drawings showing the proposals. In the document of explanation, the proposals are divided up by electoral division, and then by town, and the plans are also divided by electoral division.

Approval

The parking team manager has now considered all the comments and/or objections that we received during the advertisement period and, in consultation with the chairman/vice chairman of the local committee and the county councillor for each area, made the final decisions about which proposals will be implemented, with or without changes. Towards the bottom of the page there is a document called the Tandridge parking review 2020 - decisions report, which contains a summary of the comments that we received for each location, and details the final decisions and the reasons for them. There were six proposals that we changed in light of the comments received and the revised drawings are shown in the pack underneath the decisions report. Below these these are the original proposals as advertised.

Implementation

Now that 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. About 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. Although it is difficult to be certain about anything because of the coronavirus pandemic, as well as the unsettled weather at this time of the year, we are hoping to have this completed and everything in place by the end of spring.


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