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: Implementation

Page contents

  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 advertised our intention to introduce the proposals by way of a notice in the Surrey Mirror on 3 November 2022. Around the same time, we put up street notices on site at each location, as well as sending a letter or flyer to those properties immediately fronting locations where changes were proposed.

Towards the bottom of the page there is a document called Reigate and Banstead parking review 2022: Statement of reasons (PDF), 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 split into two parts based on the number of drawings and file size.

People then had until 6 December 2022 to let us have their views about any of the proposed changes.

Approval

All the objections, expressions of support and any other comments were compiled into a report, with a recommended decision on how to proceed at each location, which was considered by the county councillors and the Parking and Traffic Enforcement Team Manager, who agreed the decisions before installation of the restrictions could begin. You can see a copy of the final decisions report (PDF)


Implementation

Once the final decisions had been made, we marked out the extents of the lining on street and placed an order with our contractor in July 2023 to install the appropriate road markings. Because of backlogs elsewhere, the lining work has taken longer than expected to be implemented on the ground, but it has now been started and, as the backlogs are clearing, we expect to see better progress during March and April. The few necessary signs have already been installed and the amendments to the traffic orders made, so the new restrictions will come into effect once the lines are in place.


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