Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
I, Councillor Derek Antrobus, Lead Member for Planning and Sustainable Development, in exercise of the powers contained within the Council Constitution, do hereby authorise the making of the Traffic Regulation Order to introduce ‘limited waiting with permit holders’ parking restriction on Chorley Road and ‘residents parking areas’ on Beech Street, Broom Street and Ogden Street, Swinton South, Salford, Order 2018
There were a number of Highways Devolved Budget applications for schemes on Chorley Road in 2017, submitted from businesses on both sides of the road as well as a request for additional disabled parking to assist the delivery of the Community Based services at Critchley House.
The request for a Residents Permit Parking scheme for Beech Street was made via a Highways Devolved Budget application in September 2017, signed by many residents on Beech Street. This scheme was prioritised by the Swinton and Pendlebury Highways Task Group.
Due to lack of restrictions in the area commuters are parking for the whole day which reduces parking opportunities for residents and visitors to the shops and services located on Chorley Road.
The matter was considered at a meeting of the Traffic Advisory Panel on the 1st November 2018. After listening to the representations made at the meeting, the Lead Member for Planning & Sustainable Development indicated that he was minded to approve Option 3, as set out in the report (combined both schemes in one scheme) – to amend the proposal for limited waiting parking restrictions to allow permit holders to utilise the bays on Chorley Road as well as those in the adjacent side streets within the existing permit Zone B. This would provide a turnover of parking spaces requested by the businesses on Chorley Road whilst minimising the impact for local residents.
In addition, the Lead Member for Planning & Sustainable Development made reference to the need for (a) a review to be undertaken regarding the inconsistency in timings with regard to other streets within this zone (Zone B) in order to ensure a consistent approach, and (b) a review to be undertaken of the arrangements in respect of the other side of Chorley Road, which would need to be considered separately due to it falling within a different zone (Zone A). He also requested that officers explore the possibility of whether a particular space in the area could be made available for parking by non-residents.
Assessment of Risk:
1. Chorley Road:
The scheme for Limited Waiting Parking Places would be operational from 9.00am to 4.00pm, Monday to Friday waiting limited to 2 hours, No return within 2 hours, Exemption for vehicles displaying a valid Parking Permit (ZONE B)
Outside of these hours anybody can park in the streets.
Introducing limited waiting with permit holder parking restriction at these locations will remove some of the all-day parking that currently takes place and create a turnover of spaces for visitors to the local shops and amenities, which will improve the vitality of the local area.
2. Beech Street, Broom Street and Ogden Street
The proposed parking scheme would take the format of signs being erected at the entrance points to the affected streets indicating that only vehicles with a valid parking permit displayed can park in the street. The scheme would be operational from Monday to Friday between the hours 10am to 3pmfor vehicles displaying a valid Parking Permit (ZONE B). Outside of these hours anybody can park in the streets. It is not intended to mark out parking spaces on the carriageway; residents will be able to park their vehicles in the same manner as they do currently park provided that they are not causing any obstruction.
Contact officer and telephone number: Azra Furheen, Tel: 0161 234 4173, Date provided: 21.12.18
'Where objections are received by the Council following the advertisement of proposals, the decision regarding the implementation of the proposals is delegated to the relevant Lead Member for determination, following consultation with the Council’s Traffic Advisory Panel. Adhering to this procedure should not give rise to any legal implications.
Should the recommendations as set out in this report, be approved for:
1. Chorley Road TRO Ref: 2114
2. Beech Street, Broom Street and Ogden Street TRO Ref: 2131.
This will be considered a substantial change to the proposals as advertised.
Regulation 14 of the Local Authorities’ Traffic Orders (Procedure) (England and Wales) Regulations 1996 (“the Regulations”) states an order making authority may modify an order, whether in consequence of any objections or otherwise, before it is made.
Under 14(3) of the Regulations, where modifications appear to make a substantial change in the order, the order making authority shall take the steps required by paragraph (4).
The steps in paragraph (4) are such steps as appear to the order making authority as appropriate;
(a) Informing persons likely to be affected by the modifications;
(b) Giving those persons an opportunity of making representations; and
(c) Ensuring such representations is duly considered by the authority.
In complying with the above, the revised proposals should be re-advertised before making any order.
Contact officer: Alison Woods, Finance Officer, Tel. No: 925 1135, Date provided: 21st December 2018
The cost of the proposed scheme will be met from the Highways Block 3 devolved capital allocation for Swinton and Pendlebury, in the 2017-18 financial year.
Procurement Advice obtained: Not received any comments.
The following documents have been used to assist the decision process.
Proposal plan, Lead Member report, letters of objection
This decision is not subject to consideration by another Lead Member.
FOR DEMOCRATIC SERVICES USE ONLY
This decision was published on 8th January 2019.
Publication date: 08/01/2019
Date of decision: 08/01/2019
Effective from: 16/01/2019