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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: Implementation.


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. 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

The parking team manager, in consultation with the chairman/vice chairman of the local committee and the county councillor of the area concerned, have considered all of the comments and objections received following the advertisement of our parking proposals. We have now made a final decision about which proposals should go ahead, and whether any should be changed or withdrawn.

We have produced a report which details the objections received, along with our final decisions and reasons for them. We have also produced a set of drawings that show any schemes where we have made slight modifications following the feedback received. These are available below:

These decisions are final and there is no appeal stage. We will monitor the effects of any new schemes and can consider whether and further changes are needed as part of the next parking review in Elmbridge.


Implementation

The traffic orders relating to these parking controls were made on 7 February 2018.

We are currently carrying out detailed design for the new signs and lines required for the agreed changes. We expect these to be installed in the spring. Once the new signs and lines are installed, the new parking controls will take effect immediately.

Files available to download

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