Decision details

Elmhurst Road (Permanent Order)

Decision Maker: Executive Director - Regeneration, Housing and Environment

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

In 2019 the Council introduced a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) in Elmhurst Road. This was due to residents experiencing obstructive parking from neighbouring roads and customers visiting the amenities in the area.

However soon after the implementation of this scheme, several complaints were received from the local businesses on the High Street and ward Councillors expressing concerns regarding the lack of parking available for their customers due to the implementation of this scheme. As a result of the above, the Council reviewed the existing scheme and amended a small part at the entrance of the CPZ to introduce limited waiting bays in its place, which provided parking for customers visiting the local businesses. As vehicles can also park in a limited waiting bay to load and unload goods, the aim was for the local businesses to utilise this bay for this purpose as well.

The above amendment was introduced under an experimental order and during the six-month consultation period we received representations from the local businesses and ward Councillors stating the limited waiting bay was never available for them to load and unload goods. It became apparent that a dedicated loading bay was required.

Proposed scheme

This scheme was then amended once again, and a loading bay was introduced which applied Monday – Saturday 9am-5pm. At other times and Sundays this bay was proposed as a resident permit bay, providing additional parking for residents and their visitors. This amendment was made under an experimental order.

This proposal was introduced under an experimental order approved by a Significant Decision on 8th November 2022. The experimental order was advertised in the local paper on 11th November 2022 and the consultation period commenced on 18th November 2022.

No objections were received during the six-month consultation period and therefore it is recommended to proceed with making the experimental order permanent.

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 scheme is estimated at £1,000. This can be funded from existing Parking Revenue Budgets.

Decision:

That the Experimental Traffic Regulation Order is now made permanent 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.

Alternative options considered:

N/A

Publication date: 01/02/2024

Date of decision: 26/01/2024

Effective from: 09/02/2024