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Parking issues in Vale, Bushey and neighbouring roads

by Ruth, Marlene, and Steve on 16 October, 2017

Residents in Vale Road told us of their concerns that the residents of the flats at the Sainsbury’s development would park in their road. As a result we put in place a policy which means that these residents are not eligible for parking permits. However, concern remained about evening and weekend parking, when there are no restrictions, and we promised to consider proposals to extend the existing restrictions to the evenings and weekends to cover this issue.

During the summer, the Council consulted residents about a proposal to extend the existing restrictions to the evenings and weekends. The response from residents was very low.  Such a poor response does not provide strong enough support for us to take these proposals forward.  When we called on residents in Rectory and Vicarage Roads a few weeks ago many could not see the need for any change at all. Our concern is that if residents’ parking bays in Vale Road are extended into the evening and weekends, this will put pressure on parking in Bushey, Rectory and Vicarage Roads. So we think the issue has to be addressed for the whole area.

The main objection was to the further extension of the yellow line restrictions, which some residents argued would impede visitor parking. We have had further discussions with officers. The purpose of the yellow line restrictions in the daytime is to provide places where cars can pass. This is particularly important in the daytime when the number of vehicle movements is high, but is not so important in the evenings. So it is possible to extend the time of the residents parking bays without extending the time for the yellow lines.

If you live in this area, please let us have your views:

1 Do you support an extension of controlled hours for resident permit bays in your road? YES/NO

If yes, what days/times do you think should be included?

2 Do you support an extension of controlled hours for yellow line restrictions in your road?  YES/NO

If yes, what days/times do you think should be included?

3 Do you support conversion of resident permit bays into shared use bays to allow pay and display parking?  YES/NO

Please let us have you name, address and email so we can get back to you.

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