Councillors and committees

Agenda item

Brown's Road TM0 report and consultation in Alpha Road area

Decision:

 

Resolved that

1.            the objections received in response to the publication of the TMO for the Browns Road area and officer’s responses, as set out in paragraphs 5 and 6 are noted;.

2.            in view of the proposal to move to a system of charging for parking permits based on vehicle emission levels, rather than a flat charge of £90p.a, as agreed as part of the Budget for 2019/20, residents of the Browns Road area be advised of the proposed charging scale, and pending views received on this, no action be taken on the implementation of the TMO;

 

3.            the results of the PPA consultation in Alpha Road Britannia Road and Middle Green Close are noted and residents are consulted on a TMO  for a Permit Parking area in these roads on the same basis as the Browns Rd area (Mon-Fri 11am -2pm) the consultation to include details of the proposed emissions based charging scale for permits, subject to legal advice on the appropriate form the this to be within the TMO consultation process  or by a separate letter;,  

 

4.            a further report is considered on the responses from residents in the two areas on permit parking and emission based charging for permits.

Minutes:

At the meeting on 6 November 2019 it was agreed to implement a permit parking scheme in Brown’s Road, Warwick Grove, South Place, Mayberry Place and King Charles Crescent between 11:00 – 14:00, Monday to Friday.

As only 2 responses had been received supporting a Permit Parking Area (PPA) scheme in Alpha Road, Britannia Road and Middle Green Close, these roads were excluded.

 

In the consultation in January 2019 on the Traffic Management Order (TMO) to introduce this scheme

10 objections were received, mainly from Alpha Road residents, not opposing the scheme but raising concerns on the likely overspill of vehicles from the PPA.

 

Residents of Alpha Road, Britannia Road and Middle Green Close were then consulted on the possible extension of the PPA into their roads.  Of the 21 responses from these roads 15 - 14 from Alpha Road - supported an extension.

 

In the light of responses to the consultation the recommendation was to implement the PPA with the inclusion of Alpha Road in September 2019. A further TMO will be published to bring this into effect.

 

Points raised by Committee concerned the response rate from consultations and the fact that when the TMO was published the differential charges for parking permits, based on emission rates, introduced in the February Budget had not been agreed.  Residents were therefore responding on the basis of a flat £90 permit charge.

Residents’ comments concerned whether the PPA would make a difference to the majority in the area, the influence the change in permit charges might have, whether going back to consult again had been helpful.

Wider points on the absence of on street charging points, more cycle lanes support of businesses to provide facilities to encourage cycling to work were raised. On this point reference was made to the debate to be held at the April Council impacts of climate change.

 

On the implementation of the proposed PPA it was felt that residents should be advised of the proposals to move to a permit charging scale based on emissions and requested whether or not they wished to proceed.

 

Resolved that

1.         the objections received in response to the publication of the TMO for the Browns Road area and officer’s responses, as set out in paragraphs 5 and 6 of the report, are noted;

 

2.         in view of the proposal to move to a system of charging for parking permits based on vehicle emission levels, rather than a flat charge of £90p.a, as agreed as part of the Budget for 2019/20, residents of the Browns Road area be advised of the proposed charging scale, and pending views received on this, no action be taken on the implementation of the TMO;

 

3.         the results of the PPA consultation in Alpha Road Britannia Road and Middle Green Close are noted and residents are consulted on a TMO  for a Permit Parking area in these roads on the same basis as the Browns Rd area (Mon-Fri 11am -2pm) the consultation to include details of the proposed emissions based charging scale for permits, subject to legal advice on the appropriate form, this to be within the TMO consultation process or by a separate letter; 

 

4.         a further report is considered on the responses from residents in the two areas on permit parking and emission based charging for permits.

 

For 11                  Councillors Sushila Abraham, Mark Beynon, Hilary Gander, Liz Green, Alison Holt, Anita Schaper, Malcolm Self, Sharron Falchikov-Sumner, John Sweeney, Yogan Yoganathan and Diane White.

Abstained  1           Councillor Sam Foulder-Hughes

Supporting documents: