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Decision details

Westwick Crescent and Westwick Road: Objection to Proposed Waiting Restrictions

Decision Maker: Highway Cabinet Member Decision Session

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

This report describes measures to restrict parking at the junction of Westwick Crescent and Westwick Road, through the introduction of double yellow line parking restrictions.  Also, the introduction of time-limited waiting elsewhere on Westwick Crescent will reduce the impact of these restrictions by increasing the turnover of parking spaces.

 

It sets out officers’ responses to objections received and seeks a decision from the Cabinet Member for Infrastructure and Transport.

Decision:

5.1

The Executive Director, Place submitted a report describing measures to restrict parking at the junction of Westwick Crescent and Westwick Road, through the introduction of double yellow line parking restrictions. The introduction of time-limited waiting elsewhere on Westwick Crescent will reduce the impact of the restrictions by increasing the turnover of parking spaces. The report also set out officers’ responses to objections received and sought a decision from the Cabinet Member for Infrastructure and Transport.

 

 

5.2

RESOLVED: That:-

 

 

 

(a)

having considered the responses to the consultation it is recommended that the reasons set out in this report outweigh any unresolved objections and that the revised waiting restrictions be implemented and the Traffic Regulation Order be made in accordance with the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984;

 

 

 

 

(b)

introduce associated traffic signing; and

 

 

 

 

(c)

the objectors be informed accordingly.

 

 

 

5.3

Reasons for Decision

 

 

5.3.1

The proposed measures will address inconsiderate and illegal parking practices which will improve safety at a junction for pedestrians and motorists by removing parking that blocks sight lines.  They will also improve the overall parking experience at this location by replacing single yellow lines, which get ignored, with double yellow lines and by introducing time limited waiting to optimise the availability of parking spaces.

 

 

5.4

Alternatives Considered and Rejected

 

 

5.4.1

The only alternative, as proposed by the objectors, is not to introduce any parking restrictions at this location.  This is not considered to be an acceptable option.  No other alternatives to parking restrictions have been considered.

 

 

5.5

Any Interest Declared or Dispensation Granted

 

 

 

None

 

 

5.6

Reason for Exemption if Public/Press Excluded During Consideration

 

 

 

None

 

 

5.7

Respective Director Responsible for Implementation

 

 

 

Laraine Manley, Executive Director, Place

 

 

5.8

Relevant Scrutiny and Policy Development Committee If Decision Called In

 

 

 

Economic and Environmental Wellbeing

 

Report author: John Priestley

Publication date: 09/03/2017

Date of decision: 09/03/2017

Decided at meeting: 09/03/2017 - Highway Cabinet Member Decision Session

Effective from: 16/03/2017

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