Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Update on Town Parking Consultation

Briefing note
Update on Town Parking Consultation
February 2017


 Surveys were carried out in early 2016 targeting residents, businesses and visitors in seven towns. Nearly 7,000 responses were received. Over a third of residents and two thirds of businesses surveyed identified parking issues on streets in their locality. Top reasons given for parking problems included: Lack of street space to accommodate all household vehicles; commuters, visitors and shoppers parking in residential streets; double yellow lines affecting parking and loading near businesses; and parking near schools, college, university or hospital. Respondents had a mixture of views about introducing residents parking zones and other parking measures.
Latest update
 We carried out a further extensive public engagement in the autumn including letters to over 24,000 households, publicity in town centres, via social media (reaching over 50,000 people), press releases and public events in each of the seven towns.
 Over a third of residents who were contacted responded with their views on proposals for new residents parking zones (nearly 8,200 responses).
 Over half of the residents who responded had problems parking on the street near their home, with some areas having over 90% of respondents saying it was an issue.
 Views on proposals for residents parking schemes were varied, with no consensus across the towns about how to address the parking issues
 We recognise that parking on street is a serious issue for some residents but further work is needed to work out appropriate solutions for those areas and deal with displacement parking.
 1700 responses (including over 200 from businesses) were received about on-street pay and display proposals alongside 3 petitions with 2091 signatures
 90% of respondents oppose the on-street Pay and display proposals
 Due to the level of response we received, the detailed analysis is still underway and isn’t due to be completed until later this month.
Next Steps
 The data and emerging proposals are due to be shared with local Members in February/March (invitations have been sent out – dates below).
 Following these sessions, proposed schemes will be drawn up and presented in a business case for decision by Cabinet later this year.
 The individual schemes which require Traffic Regulation Orders will be subject to a formal consultation as part of the legal procedure necessary to obtain the Order.

Meeting Dates
Falmouth & Penryn
23rd February (am)
23rd February (pm)
28th February (am)
2nd March (am)
St Ives
9th March (am)
14th March (am)
14th March (pm)
17th March (pm)

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