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Moleseys and Dittons parking review

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

Introduction

We assessed parking problems across East and West Molesey and Thames and Long Ditton areas in August 2016. These were brought to our attention largely by members of the public, the police, councillors and highway officers, since the previous review took place. The suggestions came from people who got in touch with us directly, or as part of the consultation exercise we carried out in May / June 2016.

Following our site assessments, we created a prioritised report of recommendations for new parking controls.

We also carried out a consultation with residents of School Road and Challoners Close, East Molesey, in September 2016. Following the feedback received, we have decided not to take forward any proposals for a permit parking scheme within these roads. There was a low response rate to the consultation (approximately 38%), of which 50% were in favour, and 50% were against or not sure. As such, there was insufficient support to consider taking the idea further at this stage. Thank you to those who took the time to respond.


Committee authorisation

We presented our report of recommendations, and drawings to the Elmbridge local committee at its meeting of 3 October 2016 for initial approval. The committee approved the report with a minor addition.

At a subsequent meeting of the local committee on 6 June 2017, it was agreed to re-visit the idea of a new parking scheme around the Hampton Court area. This will be looked at later in the year. Although it will not be considered as part of this current parking review, we have determined that it may impact on some of the proposals in this review, and as such the following proposals are deferred, to be reconsidered alongside the aforementioned:

  • location number 17: Creek Road, Bridge Road, Palace Road, Wolsey Road, Hampton Court Parade.
  • location number 18: Bridge Road (outside CPZ)

Advertisement and objections

On 18 August 2017, way of a press notice published in Surrey Advertiser we advertised our intention to introduce new parking controls in Elmbridge put forward as part of this parking review. There then followed a five week period during which anyone could comment on or object to our proposals, which closed on 22 September 2017.

To raise awareness of the review we also erected street notices at the locations affected, sent postcards to properties fronting any proposals, and made hard copies of the plans available at the local library and council offices. You can still view the 'advertised plans' below, but you can not comment on them at this stage.

Documents relating to these proposals:


Approval

We are currently considering the feedback received following advertisement of our parking proposals. We would expect to have the final decisions made and published sometime in November 2017, at which point this page will be updated.

The parking team manager, in consultation with the chairman/vice chairman of the local committee and the county councillor of the area concerned, will consider any comments and objections, before making a final decision about which proposals should go ahead, and whether any should be changed or withdrawn.

Once the final decisions have been made, they will be reported on this page and anyone who raised a comment or objection will receive a letter or email to advise of the outcome. There is no 'appeal' stage, but we will monitor any new schemes to see if any further changes are required in future.


Implementation

Once final approval has been given, we then make the required changes to the traffic regulation orders and the road markings and signs. The new controls and restrictions then come into effect.

Files available to download

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