Objections to proposed changes to waiting restrictions in Hempton Lane are to be considered at a meeting of South Gloucestershire Council’s Planning, Transport & Strategic Environment (PTSE) Committee next week.
The objections, which relate to plans to add further double lines on the north side of the road and introduce limited waiting on the south side, were received during the ‘Phase II’ public consultation held in August and September this year.
Double yellow lines have already been introduced around the turning circle at the western end of the lane and on a short stretch of the north side of the lane, opposite Patchway Community College, as part of the earlier ‘Phase I’ work.
A meeting of local residents, Councillors, police and representatives of Patchway Community College held in November last year unanimously agreed the ‘Phase II’ proposals but four people, including two residents of Hempton Lane, have now submitted formal objections.
The two residents who have complained say the proposed limited waiting time of “two hours in four” would prevent visitors from parking outside their properties.
The report notes that both of the residents live at properties that do not have off-street parking (there are three such properties in the road).
Two other objectors say they are against the entire scheme as they don’t accept there are any parking problems at the location.
The Council’s officers have recommended that the ‘Phase II’ plans are implemented “as advertised” but they also propose that a residents’ parking scheme be implemented, subject to it achieving 70% support amongst residents.
A further three-week consultation would be required before a residents’ parking scheme could be implemented, they add.
A decision is expected to be made by members of the 13-strong Committee next Wednesday (28th November).
More info: Report to the PTSE Committee (SGC) [PDF]