Decision Maker: Environment and Neighbourhood Committee
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
An update on the status of the council's
parking strategy and agreement on way forward.
Matthew Hill, Assistant Director - Highways, Transport and Regulatory Services, presented the report, accompanied by Mark Johnson, Parking Programme Manager.
Following the presentation, Members examined the recommendations in turn - beginning by debating the residual policy in relation to the N1 Category of motor vehicles. The discussion focused in particular on the tiered charging system for permits and categorisation of vehicles.
Members then examined the proposals for geographical area 1, looking at two maps comparing stages 2 and 3 of the consultation processes. A correction was highlighted on p.25 of the agenda pack where details relating to St Helier ought to refer to Monday to Friday.
It was confirmed that motorcycles were treated equally to other motor vehicles for permits and that with regard to dropped kerbs, enforcement was only taken upon instruction of the resident. The Chair requested that information relating to dropped kerbs be made clearer within the parking information on the Sutton Council website, to which the Assistant Director agreed. Members also requested that the issue of permits for carers be examined.
Finally, Members gave consideration to the revised timetable and formal Traffic Management Order (TMO) consultation process. Members requested a detailed breakdown of costs relating to the revised timetable, to which the Assistant Director agreed.
1. It be agreed to revoke the existing policy, agreed in September 2016, which prohibits residents permits being issued for N1 Category of motor vehicles where the vehicle is not registered at the resident's home address, in all existing and future zones, subject to the necessary statutory consultation and procedures.
2. It be noted that officers implement the proposals for geographical area 1, subject to the necessary statutory consultation and procedures, in accordance with the delegated authority agreed by the E&N Committee in September 2016, when agreeing the Parking Strategy.
3. The revised timetable, set out in Paragraph 5.7, be noted.
The meeting briefly adjourned at 20:34, resuming at 20:39.
Report author: Ian Price
Publication date: 25/06/2019
Date of decision: 20/06/2019
Decided at meeting: 20/06/2019 - Environment and Neighbourhood Committee