by Ruth, Marlene, and Steve on 16 December, 2019
In October the Council advised that the Permit Parking Area (PPA) scheme for the Aultone Way area was on hold, to allow further consideration to be given to all the responses received.
The main comments received during the statutory process related to:
As a result of the feedback the Council has made some revisions to the proposals. The scheme will be reduced to operate only from Monday to Friday. It is felt this is a fair compromise between the differing views of residents and will allow us to see the impact of the restrictions on parking problems in the area. If parking continues to be a problem on a Saturday, the Council is prepared to consider extending the restrictions in the future to include Saturdays.
The double yellow line at the junction of Woodend/Greenhill has been amended to allow some additional parking in the short section of road that links the two roads.
The request to remove Greenhill from the PPA proposal will not be progressed at this time, as there is concern that this road would become the location for any of the displacement parking currently in Woodend and Aultone Way.
Changes to the current scheme for carers’ permits are being considered by the Environment and Neighbourhoods Committee on 19 December:
This will introduce a new carers’ permit, applied for by residents who need care, and transferable across vehicles. It will respond to the more flexible ways that caring is often provided by family members, etc.
After careful consideration and discussion, the Council has decided to continue with the proposals to implement a PPA in Aultone Way, Greenhill and Woodend, but taking into account the modifications above. Residents will receive notification when the revised Traffic Management Order is confirmed with further information in the New Year on how to apply for permits. It is aimed to bring the scheme in from 1 March 2020.
We will continue to keep you updated on progress.3 Comments