New residents parking zones in Exeter come into effect next month.
Posted on: 24 January 2017
Work on two new residents parking zones in the City, and extensions to three others, have begun.
The schemes follow requests from residents affected by commuter parking and feedback from a subsequent public consultation.
Residents in the affected roads will be able to apply for permits from Wednesday 1 February 2017, and each eligible property will receive a letter with information on how to apply.
There will be a new zone for the Elizabeth Avenue area (Zone S6) which will consist of Elizabeth Avenue and the Prince Charles Road Service Road.
The new zone for the Rifford Road area (Zone S7) will consist of Broom Close, Browning Close, Heath Road, Hurst Avenue, Ivy Close, Lethbridge Road, Peryam Crescent, Rifford Road, Tuckfield Close, Wilford Road and parts of Burnthouse Lane, Ludwell Lane, Quarry Lane, Salters Road and Woodwater Lane.
The existing Newtown Zone (Zone C) will now include all properties in Jesmond Road and the Regents Park Zone, and (Zone S2) will be extended to include the Park Road, Homefield Road and North Street areas.
This will include Bonnington Grove, Commins Road, Goldsmith Street, Homefield Road, Jubilee Road, Manston Road, North Lawn Court, North Street (Heavitree), Oakfield Street, Park Place, Park Road, Pegasus Court St Annes Road, St Johns Road, St Marks Avenue, Wyndham Avenue and parts of Fore Street (Heavitree), Pinhoe Road and Polsloe Road.
The third extension will be to the Bovemoors Zone (Zone N) which will now cover the Whipton Lane area and Sivell Place area. This will include Gordons Place, Sivell Place, Lonsdale Road, Stanwey and parts of Fore Street (Heavitree), Roseland Avenue and Whipton Lane.
Works are underway and the new restrictions will come into effect on Monday 13 February.
Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways, said: “While parking zones don’t guarantee that a resident will be able to park outside their
home every night, it will help to ensure that residents have priority for parking within their area, and make it more likely that they will be able to park in the immediate vicinity of their home.”
Councillor Rob Hannaford, local county councillor for Exwick & St Thomas and the chairman of the Exeter Highways and Traffic Orders Committee, said:
“The scheme ensures that local needs are met and taken into account, and that local schools, businesses and other employment hubs are not unfairly disadvantaged.”
Once the proposals are operational, the council will arrange a further consultation exercise on some of the neighbouring streets to assess the need for any further extensions to the zones, with a view to reporting feedback to the July HATOC meeting.
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