On-street parking consultation in Exeter
Posted on: 24 November 2015
A consultation will be launched next month on on-street parking for residents in Heavitree, Polsloe and the Elizabeth Avenue area of Exeter, starting with two public exhibitions.
Plans will go on show at exhibitions at The Scout Hall on South Lawn Terrace on Friday 4 December between 1pm and 7pm, and at St James Church Hall on Wednesday 9 December between 1pm and 7pm. Both exhibitions will display the same information.
Following requests from local residents who are affected by commuter parking, a review of residents’ parking, pay and display and limited waiting bays in the area have been carried out and proposals have now been drafted.
Comments submitted earlier in the year in response to proposals for parking in the Burnthouse Lane, Rifford Road and St Loyes Road area have been evaluated, but no decisions will be made until after this latest round of consultation. This will allow the County Council to make an informed decision for all of the areas being considered.
Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council Cabinet Member for Highway Management, said: “This is an important issue and we’re looking to improve parking for residents. Hopefully residents will attend these exhibitions to find out what’s proposed for their area and give us their views.”
Councillor Jill Owen, Chairman of the Exeter HATOC, said: “It is very important that all local residents who would be affected by these proposals avail themselves of the opportunity to inform themselves and respond to the consultation. Parking issues are always of great interest and the aim here is to help local people to be able to park their vehicles.”
Councillor Richard Westlake, County Councillor for Newtown and Polsloe, said: “It is very important that resident participate in this consultation on the residents parking scheme for the Polsloe area.”
Councillor Olwen Foggin, County Councillor for Heavitree and Whipton Barton, said: “I hope the people of Heavitree come along to the consultation to provide an overall view on on-street parking, as it has been a grave concern for some time with many residents here in Heavitree.”
Officers from Devon County Council and County Councillors will be on-hand at the exhibitions to answer any questions.
For anyone unable to attend the exhibitions, information and feedback forms will be available online or at County Hall between Monday 7 December and Friday 8 January 2016.
If a scheme is approved to progress further, proposals will be formally advertised, providing further opportunity for public comment.
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