Decision details

Stoke Gardens (Permanent Order)

Decision Maker: Executive Director Place and Communities

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


In October 2021 a formal consultation was undertaken for the Waiting Restrictions Scheme 2020-2021 which consisted of parking restrictions being proposed in approximately 50 locations borough wide.

As a result of resourcing issues there have been some delays in progressing this scheme and due to the urgency of one location (Stoke Gardens) legal advice was sought and a decision was made to progress this scheme in part. We have been informed via Legal that any Order must be made within two years of advertising the Notice of Proposals and therefore a decision will be made on the remaining locations in due course.

Stoke Gardens

A developer scheme initiated under section 278 works requested for restrictions to be reviewed in Stoke Gardens so that all restrictions are updated with the new road layout. This was requested to predominately protect the bend in the new road within Stoke Gardens which is being created due to nearby housing developments.

The initial parking proposal from the developer was rejected due to the belief that too much parking was being removed to facilitate the increase in traffic from the housing development; it had therefore been amended so that parking can be maximised. All parking bays are to remain, however no waiting at any time restrictions were proposed to the majority of Stoke Gardens due to the narrow width of some parts of the road and also around the turning head. Also, it was proposed to retain a no waiting restriction from Monday – Saturday 8am to 7pm to some areas so that parking by residents can be maximised.

The formal consultation period commenced on the 8th October 2021; with the deadline for representations being the 28th October 2021. The proposals were advertised in the local paper, information relating to this scheme was placed on Slough Borough Councils website and letters were also sent to the residents/businesses directly affected by these proposals.

As we received no representations for Stoke Gardens, we will be proceeding with this scheme to implementation phase. This is per the drawing (PD20/21 Elliman 01).

Statutory Consultees

There were no objections from the organisations that were consulted according with the statutory consultees outlined in the Local Authorities' Traffic Orders (Procedure) (England and Wales) Regulations 1996.

Financial Implications

The implementation of the recommended waiting restrictions is estimated at £2,000. This will be funded via financial contributions from the developer with regards to the S278 works.


1. That the recommendations stated in the above text are approved, and the necessary Traffic Regulation Orders and Notices proceed through the legal process and in accordance with the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 and Highways Act 1990 procedures, and the restrictions are implemented

2. That statutory consultees and ward Councillors are informed of the results of the consultation and notified when works are about to commence

Alternative options considered:


Publication date: 27/01/2023

Date of decision: 08/11/2022