Parking, roads and travel
Deadline date for responses
04 January 2018
Deadline time for responses
Details of consultation
As you may be aware, Wokingham Borough Council has received requests to amend the waiting restrictions along Rose Street. As part of the informal consultation we would seek your views on the proposed restrictions. Your views and comments really count, as we would need support of 75% of residents to be in favour of changes to amend the Traffic Regulation Order relating to the parking restrictions.
These areas are currently limited waiting bays of 30 minutes, with no return within 30 minutes, Monday – Saturday 8am – 6pm. This falls in line with many of the borough’s daytime restrictions for in and around town centres.
Suggestions have been made to make the highlighted bays shared use, meaning permits are not subject to the maximum 30 minute waiting time, but non-permit holders are. This solution would increase the availability for permit holders to be able to park during the working week.
Proposal 1: Keep the existing limited waiting, 30 mins Monday – Saturday 8am – 6pm. This would mean permit holders can park for the maximum time of 30 mins during the restricted hours. (No change to existing).
Proposal 2. Keep the existing limited waiting, 30 mins Monday – Saturday 8am – 6pm, and allow permit holders also to park, for an unlimited time during the restricted hours. This would mean the bays are available for visitors/shoppers and/or residents on a first come basis. Outside of the restricted hours, any vehicle can park for an unlimited amount of time.
Residents should be aware that any agreed alterations would expect to be left in place for a minimum of five years before any future adjustments could be considered and that if no amendments are made, we will not re-consider any further changes for two years. We will not increase the number of permits available to residents.
It should be noted that at least 75% of residents need to show preference to one option only.