Public consultation on proposed changes to on-street parking

Consultation start 22 July 2019

Consultation end 22 September 2019

 About this consultation

Warwickshire County Council Parking Management is carrying out a consultation on proposed changes to on-street parking. This consultation covers the cost of residents’ permits and how permitting will be managed in the future.

Unfortunately, the cost of residents permits is having to rise. The residents’ permit schemes are part of the way in which we ensure that there are suitable and adequate parking facilities on the highway for people near their homes but there is an unavoidable cost to administering and enforcing such schemes. However, we do not plan to recover more income than it actually costs to run resident’s parking schemes. We want to involve the public in the decision-making process around managing parking on-street and provide as much information as we can.

We are asking for feedback on the costs of residents permits, new packages for buying visitor permits and the use of a proposed new online digital permitting system.

Anyone who is interested can respond to this consultation including but not limited to the general public, residents and permit holders, business and community representatives and other local authorities.

We aim to implement the changes to on-street parking management from 6 April 2020. The consultation is taking place now to allow enough time to consider responses before the changes are due to take place in April 2020.

What we are consulting about

  1. Residents permit charges

Residents permit schemes have been introduced, in line with our parking policy, in parts of Warwickshire where residents struggle to park close to their homes as a result of a lack of off-street parking together with demand from other sources such as businesses, schools, hospitals and shopping locations.

Successful residents’ schemes rely on administration of the scheme and appropriate levels of enforcement. This comes at a cost to the Council. Analysis of the financial impact on the Council of running residents permit schemes shows a cost of close to £80 per permit. These costs include design and implementation of parking schemes, the legal process of amending traffic regulation orders, signing and lining, on-street enforcement through our service provider NSL and back office support from both NSL and at Warwickshire County Council.

For many years, Warwickshire County Council has kept its permit charges at a level which has not reflected the cost of running the permit scheme. These are currently £25 per annual permit. We now have an unavoidable need to raise our charges to more closely meet our costs.

We have commissioned a permit benchmarking report which is available to read on our consultation webpage: http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/ask.

We are offering two options.

  • Option One is a flat rate of £80 per resident’s permit up to a maximum of three permits per household.
  • Option Two offers a tiered permit cost again up to a maximum of three permits per household.

Option One

1st permit 2nd permit 3rd permit
£80 £80 £80

Option Two

1st permit 2nd permit 3rd permit
£35 £55 £80

 2. A change from paper-based to virtual permitting

In line with the government’s drive towards online systems, such as vehicle excise duty (car tax) and television licensing, we are moving towards virtual permitting which will be managed online.

Our existing paper-based permit management system is becoming obsolete with technical support from its suppliers being reduced from October onwards. We must now move to a digital, online system.

We are working with our current service provider, NSL, to provide a new system called PermitSmarti. The new system will require you to create a user account online and this will allow you to apply for, pay for and renew permits and upload any supporting documents as necessary.

You will no longer receive a paper permit to put in your car. Our Civil Enforcement Officers who patrol the streets have handheld devices which can check whether a car has a permit or not.

For the small number of people who do not have internet access, it will be possible to apply via post or phone and an account will be created for you.

We have carried out an Equality Impact Assessment on the proposals to introduce online virtual permitting and this is available to read at http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/ask.

3. Visitors permit changes

There is evidence that visitor’s permits are being sold to provide long term all-day parking on-street. This is not the intention of visitors permits and unfairly takes up kerbside space. The new system will allow residents to register their visitors’ vehicles for the period of time that they wish to park. There will be a limit on the amount of overall time that visitors may park to prevent the kind of all year round all day parking described above.

We propose to offer two packages of visitors parking via the new online virtual permitting system. You will be able to choose from either package one or package two. Residents may purchase only one of these options per year.

  1. The first package will cost £25, the same as the current visitor’s permit price. It will provide 600 hours of parking for use throughout the year, which equates to 25 days, if each session were for a twenty-four hour period.
  2. The second package costs £50 and will provide 1200 hours of visitors parking for use throughout the year. This is equivalent to 50 full days parking.

We need to limit the amount of visitors parking to tackle the misuse without unfairly penalising genuine visitors. This approach addresses these issues.

Residents will need to register their visitors’ vehicles before they park on street and when they intend to park for longer than the current on-street waiting restrictions in their road. The system will provide a countdown of available hours remaining.

Example: two hours waiting restriction on-street. Visitor parks from 10am to 4pm. Resident will need to log their visitor’s registration details for parking from 12noon to 4pm, costing four hours of their annual allowance.

We believe this caters for genuine visitors and, at the same time, prevents the kind of misuse which is frequently highlighted to us. This will free up valuable kerbside space for local residents.

It is important to note that Home Carers visits will not be affected by these changes as they will continue to qualify for permits in their own right.

You may wish to read our frequently asked questions document which provides more information.

  1. Guesthouse visitors permits

The new online virtual permitting system will require changes to how guesthouse owners manage their visitors’ parking.

Scratchcards will no longer be provided.

Guesthouse owners will create their own account and register their visitors’ vehicles before they arrive, with one vehicle per room booking. Twenty-four hours parking will cost £5 per vehicle. This is a slight increase from the £3 charge at present but is the first increase in over fifteen years.

There is no limit to the number of guesthouse visitors’ parking sessions during the course of one year.

Again, the new system will be designed to be flexible to cater for busy guesthouses and those which receive fewer visitors.

The new system will continue to allow visitors to park on-street at or close to their chosen guesthouse.

Supporting Information

The following information has been supplied to enable you to consider your response:

  • Frequently asked questions
  • Benchmarking report
  • Equality impact assessment

How to take part

We welcome your comments on any of the proposed changes to the parking management system. You can feed back in the following ways:

  • Complete the survey online using your computer, a tablet or an internet enabled mobile phone by visiting warwickshire.gov.uk/ask.
  • Request a paper copy of the survey by telephone (01926 410410) or email (pmc@warwickshire.gov.uk) and return it to the postal address below. You can also request an alternative format or language this way.
  • Feed back to us directly:
  • By emailing pmc@warwickshire.gov.uk
  • By writing to us at:

Parking Permit Consultation, Parking Management Team, Warwickshire County Council, PO Box 43, Shire Hall, Warwick, CV34 4SX

Closing date

The consultation will close on 22 September 2019.

What will happen after the consultation

Once the consultation has closed, we will collate and analyse the responses and these will be used to assess the suitability of the proposed changes to the permit management system. Our recommendations will be considered by Warwickshire County Council Cabinet.

A link to the online survey will be posted on the Council’s website at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/parking and additional information and the survey itself is available at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/ask.

We aim to implement the changes to on-street parking management from 6 April 2020.

Privacy statement

Survey questions are anonymous. If you complete this survey online the IP address used to submit answers will be automatically collected but will not be used in any analysis of responses. Questions for the purpose of equalities monitoring are included in the survey. You do not have to give us this information.

Following the end of the consultation we shall publish the results and this may include quotes of comments which will be anonymous.

Information you provide in any additional correspondence to the online survey, including personal information, may be disclosed in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act and/or Environmental Information Regulations. If you want the information that you provide to be treated as confidential and not shared, including your contact details, please tell us why, but be aware that, under the legislation, we cannot always guarantee confidentiality.

All data will be treated in accordance with Warwickshire County Council’s data privacy policy.

If you would like further information, visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/privacy or contact our Customer Service Centre on 01926 410410.

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THE WARWICKSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL HIGHWAYS ACT 1980, SECTIONS 90A AND 90G EDWARD STREET, RUGBY – PROPOSED CHICANES

Warwickshire County Council propose, under sections 90A and 90G of the Highways Act 1980, to install one Priority give-way chicane and two speed humps on Edward Street, Rugby, as described in more detail in the Schedule below.

A plan showing the length of road affected together with a statement of the Council’s reasons for proposing these alterations can be seen below;

Draft Notice Traffic Calming Edward Street Rugby

Statement of Reasons

TR11000 – revB Consultation Details

Any queries relating to these proposals may be made to Mr Philip Salter, Communities Group, Shire Hall, Warwick (01926 412076).  Any objections to these proposals, which must be in writing and specify the grounds on which they are made, should be addressed to Mr Philip Salter, Communities Group, PO Box 43, Shire Hall, Warwick CV34 4SX. (Objections, and the name of the objector, will normally be treated as public information and may be published.) Objections must be sent so as to be received by 28th June 2019

 SCHEDULE 1

(Location of Speed Chicane)

Edward Street

Location 1

Proposed installation of one Priority give-way chicane outside of no.40 between George Street and York Street measuring approximately 1.5 metres (length) x 3.9 metres (width) x 0.2555 (height)

SCHEDULE 2

(Location of Speed Humps)

Edward Street

Proposed installation of two speed humps measuring approximately 6.6 metres (length) x 3.7 metres (width) x 0.075 metres (height) on Edward Street Rugby at the locations listed below:

Location 1

Outside of Seabroke House between Victoria Avenue and Rowland Street.

Location 2

Outside no.1 Edward Street

THE WARWICKSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL (BOROUGH OF RUGBY) (CIVIL ENFORCEMENT AREA) (WAITING RESTRICTIONS, ON-STREET PARKING PLACES AND RESIDENTS’ PARKING) (VARIATION F) (CONSOLIDATION) ORDER 2019 AND THE WARWICKSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL (LONG FURLONG AND ANDERSON AVENUE, RUGBY) (20MPH SPEED ZONE) ORDER 2019

Further to development of Rokeby School (Long Furlong and Anderson Avenue, Rugby), Warwickshire County Council propose to make the above named Orders under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, the effect of which will be to:

(i) impose a 20 mph zone around the new access road to the school;

and

(ii) vary the existing Warwickshire County Council (Borough of Rugby) (Civil Enforcement Area) (Waiting Restrictions, On-Street Parking Places and Residents’ Parking) (Consolidation) Order 2017, introducing waiting restrictions around the access road to the school and at the junction of Dunchurch Road and Kingsway.

In addition, the scheme includes upgrading the junction of Dunchurch Road and Kingsway to signal controls, traffic calming features within the 20mph zone, and provision of cycling facilities.

Statement of Reasons

Public Notice – Waiting Restrictions, 20mph, Cycleway, Traffic Calming

Public Notice – S23 Traffic Signals

Plan TR-10971-03 – Consultation (Long Furlong)

Plan TR-10971-04 – Consultation (Kingsway)
A copy of the proposed Orders, together with a copies of Orders to be varied, plans showing the lengths of road affected and statements of the Council’s reasons for proposing to make the Orders may be inspected at the Main Reception, Shire Hall, Market Place, Warwick, at Rugby Borough Council, Town Hall, Rugby and at the Library & Information Centre, Little Elborow Street, Rugby during usual opening hours.
Any enquiries relating to these proposals may be made to Phil Mitton, Communities Directorate, Shire Hall, Warwick by email to pmc@warwickshire.gov.uk. Any objections to the proposals, which must be in writing and specify the grounds on which they are made, should be addressed to Phil Mitton, Parking Management, Traffic and Road Safety Group, Communities Directorate, PO Box 43, Shire Hall, Warwick, CV34 4RL or to the above mentioned email address. (Objections, representations, and the name of the objector or person making a representation, will normally be treated as public information and may be published. For further information on how Warwickshire County Council processes personal data please refer to the Customer Privacy Notice which is available at https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/privacy). Objections and representations must be sent so as to be received by 21 June 2019.

 

THE WARWICKSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL (BOROUGH OF RUGBY) (CIVIL ENFORCEMENT AREA) (WAITING RESTRICTIONS, ON-STREET PARKING PLACES AND RESIDENTS’ PARKING) (VARIATION E) (CONSOLIDATION) ORDER 2019 AND THE WARWICKSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL (ASHLAWN ROAD, RUGBY) (SPEED LIMIT) (VARIATION NO. 1) ORDER 2019

Warwickshire County Council propose to make the above named Orders under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, the effect of which will be to

(i) impose a 40 mph speed limit upon that length of Ashlawn Road which is described in Schedule 1;

and

(ii) vary the existing Warwickshire County Council (Borough of Rugby) (Civil Enforcement Area) (Waiting Restrictions, On-Street Parking Places and Residents’ Parking) (Consolidation) Order 2017, as described (by approximate measurements) in Schedule 2.

Exceptions to any waiting restrictions described in Schedule 2 will permit waiting for the purposes of picking up and setting down passengers, loading and unloading goods, for vehicles displaying a disabled person’s badge and in connection with the maintenance of the road and the supply of gas, water or electricity.

 
A copy of the proposed Orders, together with a copies of Orders to be varied, plans showing the lengths of road affected and statements of the Council’s reasons for proposing to make the Orders may be inspected at the Main Reception, Shire Hall, Market Place, Warwick, at Rugby Borough Council, Town Hall, Rugby and at the Library & Information Centre, Little Elborow Street, Rugby during usual opening hours.

 
Any enquiries relating to these proposals may be made to Ben Davenport, Communities Directorate, Shire Hall, Warwick by email to pmc@warwickshire.gov.uk. Any objections to the proposals, which must be in writing and specify the grounds on which they are made, should be addressed to Ben Davenport, Parking Management, Traffic and Road Safety Group, Communities Directorate, PO Box 43, Shire Hall, Warwick, CV34 4RL or to the above mentioned email address. (Objections, representations, and the name of the objector or person making a representation, will normally be treated as public information and may be published. For further information on how Warwickshire County Council processes personal data please refer to the Customer Privacy Notice which is available at https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/privacy). Objections and representations must be sent so as to be received by 31 May 2019.

 

Public Notice

Statement of Reasons

Consultation Plan – Waiting Restrictions

Consultation Plan – Speed Limit

Moors Lane, Rugby, (30 mph Speed Limit) Order 2019

Warwickshire County Council propose to make the above named Order under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, the effect of which will be to impose a 30 mph speed limit on the length of road described in the Schedule below.

A copy of the proposed Order, together with a plan showing the length of road affected and a statement of the Council’s reasons for proposing to make the Order, may be inspected at the Main Reception, Shire Hall, Market Place, Warwick, at the Rugby Borough Council, Town Hall, Evreux Way, Rugby and at the Library & Information Centre, Little Elborow Street, Rugby during usual opening hours.

Any enquiries relating to the proposals may be made to Marcus Alford-Longley, Communities Directorate, Warwickshire County Council (telephone number 01926 412076).

Any objections or representations to the proposals, which must be in writing and specify the grounds on which they are made, should be addressed to Marcus Alford-Longley, Communities Group, PO Box 43, Shire Hall, Warwick, CV34 4SX.  (Objections, representations, and the name of the objector or person making a representation, will normally be treated as public information and may be published. For further information on how Warwickshire County Council processes personal data please refer to the Customer Privacy Notice which is available at https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/privacy).  Objections and representations must be sent so as to be received by 17 May 2019.

SCHEDULE

Moors Lane, Rugby

From its junction with the A428 Crick Road, in a generally north-westerly direction for a distance of 381 metres.

TRO-Moor Ln 30 TRO Plan

 

STATEMENT OF REASONS

  • Moors Lane, Rugby

New housing development of land either side of Moors lane on the eastern side of Hillmorton, has led to a proposal to change the speed limit along the section of road in that locale.

Currently, there is a National speed limit n place along this route. This length of Highway will soon include a number of accesses leading into new housing developments with the development both side of the carriageway.

The proposal is to revoke the existing national speed limit along this road which will then be replaced by a 30mph speed limit.

Reducing the current speed limit should have the effect of slowing motorists down to assist turning traffic in/out of the new housing developments, preserve visibility and aid road safety.

WARWICKSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 THE WARWICKSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL (BROWNSOVER LANE, RUGBY) (PROHIBITION OF RIGHT TURNS) ORDER 2019

Warwickshire County Council propose to make the above named Order under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, the effect of which will be to prohibit vehicles from turning right from Brownsover Lane onto Brownsover Road, Rugby.

A copy of the notice, together with a plan showing the length of road affected and a statement of the Council’s reasons for proposing to make the Orders are shown below;

PublicNoticeBrownsoverLane-V1_25_04

Statement of Reasons

TR10909-10-rev–Consultation Plan

Any enquiries relating to the proposals may be made to Philip Salter, Communities Directorate, Warwickshire County Council (telephone number 01926 412536).

Any objections or representations to the proposals, which must be in writing and specify the grounds on which they are made, should be addressed to Philip Salter, Communities Group, PO Box 43, Shire Hall, Warwick, CV34 4SX.  (Objections, representations, and the name of the objector or person making a representation, will normally be treated as public information and may be published. For further information on how Warwickshire County Council processes personal data please refer to the Customer Privacy Notice which is available at https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/privacy).

Objections and representations must be sent so as to be received by 17 May 2019.

WARWICKSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 THE WARWICKSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL (A426 DUNCHURCH ROAD, RUGBY) (40 MPH SPEED LIMIT) (VARIATION NO. 1) ORDER 2019

Warwickshire County Council propose to make the above named Order under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, the effect of which will be to revoke the 40mph speed limit and impose a 30mph speed limit, by virtue of street lighting, on the length of road mentioned in the Schedule below.

A copy of the proposed Order, together with a plan showing the length of road affected and a statement of the Council’s reasons for proposing to make the Order are shown below;

tr10924-rev–consultation plan

speedlimitnoticedoc-v1 (1)

statementofreasonsdoc-v1

Any enquiries relating to the proposals may be made to Phil Salter, Communities Directorate, Warwickshire County Council (telephone number 01926 412 076).

Any objections or representations to the proposals, which must be in writing and specify the grounds on which they are made, should be addressed to , Communities Group, PO Box 43, Shire Hall, Warwick, CV34 4SX.  (Objections, representations, and the name of the objector or person making a representation, will normally be treated as public information and may be published. For further information on how Warwickshire County Council processes personal data please refer to the Customer Privacy Notice which is available at https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/privacy).  Objections and representations must be sent so as to be received by 15th February 2019.

SCHEDULE

A426 Dunchurch Road, Rugby – 30 Mph Limit

 

  1. From a point 36.5 metres south of its junction with Overslade Lane southwards for 40 metres.