Issue details

Controlled Parking Zone - Salt Hill Way & White Close (Zone J)

Due to its close proximity of Salt Hill Way and White Close with the A4 Bath Road, this area attracts a high volume of visitors who seek to use the amenities on the main road and nearby transport links. This is also combined with the local businesses nearby, which attract staff and customers.

Currently Salt Hill Way has minimal parking controls which include existing no waiting at any time restrictions at the junction with Farnham Road and White Close and also some “No Waiting” restrictions. During peak periods, vehicles are parked without consideration to residents and passing traffic, causing road safety and access issues by limiting visibility, especially when navigating around the first island. Furthermore, parking is being abused to the extent that vehicles are parking opposite each other, creating a scenario where vehicles end up being double parked. This creates various safety issues when manoeuvring out onto the carriageway, but also to any passing pedestrians.

Following the introduction of the Experimental scheme delivered in August 2021, which expired in November 2022, the council undertook an informal consultation in February/March 2023 asking residents of Salt Hill Way and White Close their preferred days and hours of operation for a residents parking scheme to be proposed. Following the outcome of the informal consultation, the Council has undertaken a statutory consultation of Salt Hill Way and White Close for a permit parking zone with the operational hours of 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Residents had the opportunity to respond with objections and recommendations between 12th July and 5th August 2023.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 01/12/2023

Decision due: 29 Sep 2023 by Executive Director - Regeneration, Housing and Environment

Contact: Savio DeCruz, Associate Director, Place Operations Email: Tel: 01753 875640.