Decision Maker: Environment and Neighbourhood Committee
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
Petition in relation to the Parking Consultation
The Chair noted the reasons for urgency and lateness outlined in paragraph 7.2 of the report.
Upon the invitation of the Chair, the lead petitioner (Sandra Ackland) was invited to speak to the petition for 5 minutes. The main points raised by the petitioner, in relation to consultation, were:
· Poor response rate to the consultation.
· Consultation documents were not marked clearly.
· Lack of connection between the consultation questions of whether a parking problem existed and whether a CPZ was wanted.
· Dominance of online consultation methods.
· Maps were difficult to understand and not mobile friendly.
· Lack of presence of Ward Councillors.
· Stage 3 consultation being non negotiable.
Members then responded to the petition, discussing the adequacy of consultation and the level of resident interest. During the debate, Members were reminded by the Chair that the meeting was taking place in purdah.
Mention was given to an open consultation relating to the local committee review and those in the public gallery were encouraged to respond.
Under Standing Order 14.4, the Chair twice reminded those in the public gallery that persistent interruption could result in an adjournment of the meeting and that this was a meeting held in public, not a public meeting.
Under Standing Order 14.1, the Chair reminded Members of the expectation to behave in a polite and orderly manner.
1. The petition be noted.
2. It be agreed the parking strategy process should continue as planned.
The Chair briefly adjourned at 19:58, resuming at 20:04. Upon resumption of the meeting, a purdah statement was read out by Fiona Bywaters, Committee Services Team Leader.
Publication date: 20/03/2019
Date of decision: 07/03/2019
Decided at meeting: 07/03/2019 - Environment and Neighbourhood Committee