Following on from my previous posts on resolving parking problems in Newtown, the formal consultation has been launched. I have appended the text of the letter to residents below.
Also, follow these links for a plan view of option A, option B and option C. As mentioned in the letter below large-scale versions of these are available in Palmer Park library.
The explanation for residents' parking rules can be found here.
In addition to the letter Newtown Residents' Group/Kennet and Brunel Community Association have organised a public meeting with speakers on this issue on Thursday December 15 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Warehouse, Cumberland Road.
RESIDENTS’ PARKING IN NEWTOWN - CONSULTATION
We have received many requests for a residents’ parking scheme in individual streets and areas where competition for parking spaces between residents and commuters/shoppers is high.
You may be aware that this issue has been looked at before in your area with the previous consultation being inconclusive. However, your Local Ward Councillors have requested further work to develop three options for residents’ parking in your area.
Following discussions with your Local Councillors, Coventry Road, Filey Road, Freshwater Road, Liverpool Road, Manchester Road, Norton Road and Radstock Road could become part of the residents permit scheme that already exists in Cholmeley Road and beyond.
We have prepared this consultation based on three different residents parking scheme options and it includes possible changes to how Liverpool Road currently operates and changes to some of the existing one-way streets.
Option 1 (Approx 627 Spaces) – One way Liverpool Road eastbound (apart from between London Road and Radstock Road), retain existing one way restrictions in surrounding roads, all junctions protected with parking restrictions.
Option 2 (Approx 627 Spaces) – One way Liverpool Road westbound (apart from between London Road and Radstock Road), reverse existing one way restrictions in surrounding roads, all junctions protected with parking restrictions.
Option 3 (Approx 600 Spaces) – Liverpool Road Two-Way with footway parking areas and restricted areas for traffic passing points, retain existing one way restrictions in surrounding roads, all junctions protected with parking restrictions.
The attached plans show the proposals and they include how many formal parking spaces can be achieved for each option. All of the options shown on the plans will be shared-use between 10am and 4pm Monday to Sunday allowing 2 hours parking for daytime visitors without the use of a permit.
A summary of the rules for a residents’ parking scheme is attached for information.
Please note we are consulting on whether residents want a permit scheme introduced at this stage so please do not apply for a permit.
As the study area is quite large we have reduced the scale to fit on an A4 page which has reduced the clarity of some text. In view of this, large scale plans will be available for inspection at the Library in St Bartholomews Road during normal opening hours. In addition, officers will be available at the Library on 15th December 2011 between 3pm and 7pm to answer any questions you may have.
The next stage will be to analyse the results of this consultation and report back to your Local Ward Councillors on the results. This will follow with a formal report to the Traffic Management Advisory Panel in January 2012.
Your views are really important to help the Council make the right decision on parking in your area so please return the attached questionnaire in the enclosed pre-paid envelope by 23 December 2011.