Decision Maker: Executive Director Place and Communities
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
Several complaints have been received via
residents, businesses and councillors regarding high levels of
obstructive parking occurring on the Colnbrook by-pass and Lakeside
Road. It is being reported that airport companies are responsible
for this and there are four companies in particular that have been
mentioned, details of which have been forwarded onto the Planning
department to investigate further.
Vehicles are currently parking on junctions, bends, grass verges and in the laybys on the Colnbrook by-pass and Lakeside Road. It has also been reported and observed that staff of these airport companies are also stopping their vehicles in the middle of the Colnbrook by-pass to rotate the vehicles in the laybys. This is a 50mph road and due to the high-speed limit, this dangerous activity is of high risk to all drivers and pedestrians.
To eradicate this type of parking, we are proposing to implement no waiting at any time restrictions to all locations with an exception to the laybys on the Colnbrook by-pass, where a limited waiting restriction is being proposed. The limited waiting restriction will apply Monday – Sunday 8am to 8pm, with a 1-hour limit and no return within 1 hour.
The aim of the above proposal is to stop airport companies from abusing the layby’s and by having a time limit in place, this will stop vehicles from being able to park at these locations for long periods of time. In addition to this, leaving the layby’s unrestricted in the evenings will allow HGVs to be able to park at these locations overnight if they wish.
Furthermore, introducing “No Waiting at any time” restrictions to the remaining locations on the Colnbrook by-pass and Lakeside Road will improve visibility and road safety for both pedestrians and road users. When designing this scheme several factors were taken into consideration including road safety, visibility, flow of traffic, street clutter, displacement parking and future maintenance of the scheme.
It is proposed to introduce this scheme under an experimental order so that representations can be received during the first six months of the scheme being operational and we can also monitor the impact to see if any further changes are required.
Ward Councillors have been notified of our proposals and are in full support.
1. That the necessary Traffic Regulation
Orders and Notices proceed through the legal process and in
accordance with the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984:
a) The orders are made under section 9 of the act (an Experimental Traffic Regulation Order)
b) Representations are accepted within the first 6 months of the scheme’s implementation, and any changes are made before a permanent scheme is made, on or before a period not exceeding 18 months
c) The Council respond to the consultees who made representations, informing them of the decisions made
The amendments will be made under Section 9 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 and regulation 22 of the Local Authorities Traffic Orders (Procedure) (England and Wales) Regulations 1996.
The consultation and implementation of this proposal is estimated at £5,000. This can be funded from existing Parking Revenue Budgets D124.
Publication date: 27/01/2023
Date of decision: 10/11/2022