The results of the residents parking consultation have been published in a report which will be considered by the council’s Transport committee on Tuesday 15 January. For details of the meeting and copies of the papers click here.
Overall, 58% of respondents supported the proposed extension of the Area J scheme and 42% were not in favour. The consultation achieved a 40% response rate. Street by street results were:
The report recommends that councillors vote to progress the scheme to the final design, advertise the Traffic Orders and order the pay and display equipment needed. As the area as a whole voted in favour of a scheme Ward Councillors in St Peters and North Laine are happy for the recommendations to be taken forward.
A few roads to the north voted against the proposals but it is likely that these roads would suffer vehicle displacement if they were not included. If particular roads still want to be removed from the scheme then residents would need to argue their case during the formal traffic order consultation stage. Officers would then consider the geographical layout of the scheme to see if this would be possible.
Experience of previous schemes has caused concern about displacement into surrounding roads. The council is considering these concerns as part of the Citywide Parking Review.