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Agenda item

Goddard Hall Road and Crabtree Close: Objection to Proposed Waiting Restrictions

Report of the Executive Director, Place

Decision:

4.1

The Executive Director, Place submitted a report describing the measures to restrict parking on Goddard Hall Road and Crabtree Close through the introduction of double yellow line waiting restrictions and setting out officer’s response to an objection received.

 

 

4.2

RESOLVED: That:-

 

 

 

(a)

having considered the responses to the consultation the Cabinet Member considers that reasons set out in the report outweigh any unresolved objections and that the waiting restrictions be implemented and the Traffic Regulation Order be made in accordance with the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984;

 

 

 

 

(b)

associated traffic signing be introduced; and

 

 

 

 

(c)

the objector be informed accordingly.

 

 

 

4.3

Reasons for Decision

 

 

4.3.1

The proposed measures will address inconsiderate parking practices, thereby assisting in the delivery of health and education services to four disabled children.  They will also improve safety and accessibility at a junction by removing parking that blocks sight lines and obstructs turning manoeuvres.

 

 

4.4

Alternatives Considered and Rejected

 

 

4.4.1

The only alternative, as proposed by the objector, 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.

 

 

4.5

Any Interest Declared or Dispensation Granted

 

 

 

None

 

 

4.6

Reason for Exemption if Public/Press Excluded During Consideration

 

 

 

None

 

 

4.7

Respective Director Responsible for Implementation

 

 

 

Acting Executive Director, Place

 

 

4.8

Relevant Scrutiny and Policy Development Committee If Decision Called In

 

 

 

Economic and Environmental Wellbeing

 

Minutes:

4.1

The Executive Director, Place submitted a report describing the measures to restrict parking on Goddard Hall Road and Crabtree Close through the introduction of double yellow line waiting restrictions and setting out officer’s response to an objection received.

 

 

4.2

Simon Botterill, Team Manager, Traffic Management, commented that the recommendations in the report were to address parking problems across the owner's drive. Although such requests wouldn’t normally be approved, this was justified due to the particular circumstances. The recommendations would allow for minibuses to park next to the property.

 

 

4.3

One objection to the proposals had been received from a member of the public who commented that there were no parking problems on the street. However, the resident who requested the restrictions provided photographic evidence of regular poor parking practice which indicated otherwise.

 

 

4.4

Veolia had confirmed that there was issues with parking next to the resident’s house and the complaint in respect of people parking over the drive had been a long standing complaint by the resident, particularly as access was required twenty four hours a day for his disabled children.

 

 

4.5

Councillor Mazher Iqbal, Cabinet Member for Infrastructure and Transport, welcomed the recommendations and commented that they would make a big difference to the resident’s life. He agreed that there were exceptional circumstances in this case and stated that he would be supporting the recommendations.

 

 

4.6

RESOLVED: That:-

 

 

 

(a)

having considered the responses to the consultation the Cabinet Member considers that reasons set out in the report outweigh any unresolved objections and that the waiting restrictions be implemented and the Traffic Regulation Order be made in accordance with the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984;

 

 

 

 

(b)

associated traffic signing be introduced; and

 

 

 

 

(c)

the objector be informed accordingly.

 

 

 

4.7

Reasons for Decision

 

 

4.7.1

The proposed measures will address inconsiderate parking practices, thereby assisting in the delivery of health and education services to four disabled children.  They will also improve safety and accessibility at a junction by removing parking that blocks sight lines and obstructs turning manoeuvres.

 

 

4.8

Alternatives Considered and Rejected

 

 

4.8.1

The only alternative, as proposed by the objector, 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.

 

 

 

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