Decision Maker: Director of Environment and Transport
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
The area around the A60 is a mixture of terraced housing, flats, some semi-detached houses and a few businesses. The semi-detached houses are predominately in the new developments; generally in the new developments some parking provision has been allocated. This is one of the few remaining areas in Loughborough that has terraced housing but isn’t part of a residents-only parking scheme.
Following some of the residents getting in touch about not being able to park on street and the general enquiries received over time about residents parking it was decided to carry out an initial consultation to ascertain the support such a scheme might have with a view to advertising a complete scheme. As part of the proposals a one-way system was proposed in each zone to try to create some on-street parking spaces as traffic would not need to give and take and no waiting restrictions at the junctions could be reduced.
It was decided that the result of the consultation was not conclusive enough to proceed with the scheme. As residents were being asked to pay for a permit a majority would need to be in favour. There are also several businesses within the zones and residents-only parking could make it difficult for those businesses to operate.
The same applies to the one-way system with the results of the consultation not being conclusive. One-way streets can potentially inconvenience residents and although it would create more on-street parking it was thought that the consultation would need to be more conclusive. Also some of the parking spaces that were going to be created by removing single yellow lines will be taken up as part of the single yellow line review.
To not proceed further with the proposed residents parking scheme for various streets in Loughborough.
No other alternative options were considered.
Contact: Ann Carruthers, Director of Environment and Transport Email: Ann.Carruthers@leics.gov.uk.
Publication date: 27/11/2019
Date of decision: 09/05/2019