More consultation on Hempton Lane waiting restrictions

Double yellow lines and kerb. Photo by Dominic Alves.

A public consultation has opened into the latest proposals from South Gloucestershire Council (SGC) to change the waiting restrictions in Hempton Lane.

The move follows an earlier consultation held in February 2011.

The Council says that residents have reported potential difficulties in accessing their properties and for emergency and delivery vehicles in the narrower parts of the road.

On-street parking by non-residents, such as students attending Patchway Community College and employees of local businesses, has previously been identified as the cause of the difficulties.

The Council says it received 60 individual comments during the previous consultation but there was “no overall majority view”.

The latest consultation is based on the original proposal plus two variations (options 2 & 3) – which both include more extensive double yellow lines and additional ‘limited waiting time’ restrictions.

Large scale plans are on display at the Patchway Town Council offices in Rodway Road and these will also be displayed at a consultation exhibition being held at North Patchway Hall on Saturday 10th December, from 7pm.

Councillors discussed further variations on the proposals and the possibility of introducing a residents’ parking scheme at a recent Town Council meeting but SGC planning officials later said they were “absolutely not interested” in including any further options in the current consultation exercise.

The online consultation runs until Friday 2nd December 2011.