Agenda and draft minutes

Cabinet Planning and Parking Panel - Thursday 18th August 2022 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Campus East, Welwyn Garden City, Herts, AL8 6AE. View directions

Contact: Vanisha Mistry 

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13.

MINUTES

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 21 July 2022 (previously circulated).

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The Minutes of the meeting held on 21 July 2022 were approved as a correct record.

14.

DECLARATION OF INTERESTS BY MEMBERS

To note declarations of Members’ disclosable pecuniary interests, non-disclosable pecuniary interests and non-pecuniary interests in respect of items on this Agenda.

 

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Councillors S. Boulton and S. Thusu both declared a non-pecuniary interest in items on the agenda as appropriate by virtue of being Members of Hertfordshire County Council.

15.

INTRODUCTION OF RESIDENT PERMIT PARKING SCHEMES, AND OTHER WAITING RESTRICTIONS, IN VARIOUS ROADS, HIGH DELLS AND HILLTOP, HATFIELD pdf icon PDF 727 KB

Report of the Assistant Director (Regeneration and Economic Development) on the Introduction of Resident Permit Parking Schemes and other waiting restrictions in various roads in High Dells and Hilltop, Hatfield.

 

 

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Report of the Assistant Director (Regeneration and Economic Development) on the Introduction of Resident Permit Parking Schemes and other waiting restrictions in various roads in High Dells and Hilltop, Hatfield.

 

In September 2021, Parking Services undertook a parking survey with residents and businesses in parts of Hatfield South West ward and a small number of roads within Welham Green and Hatfield South ward. The extent of the consultation area was from College Lane, following Bishops Rise southwards to Southdown Road. The west of the area was bounded by Roehyde Way, and east to the edge of but not including Travellers Lane. The purpose of the survey was to engage with residents and businesses in seeking their views on parking options for the area. Historically, Parking Services had received many requests from residents highlighting parking issues caused by University students as well as motor traders leaving vehicles parked upon the highway for long periods reducing parking availability for residents. A follow up letter was also sent to remind residents to partake in the survey to ensure a good response rate. Parking Services also sent a letter in February 2022 with draft ideas relating to the parking restrictions to gather any further feedback, where 18 further feedback comments were received.

 

Owing to the location of the area being within proximity to The University of Hertfordshire it was divided into 2 separate consultation focus areas: High Dells and Hilltop and the University Campus providing the natural break between the two areas.

 

89 objections had been received relating to the proposed order(s) which were set out in Section 9 of the report. To note, 3 households made 2 objections, one household made 3 objections. Parking Services also received 9 objections from people outside of the consultation area, including an objector from Birmingham and one from Yorkshire, as well as plus 7 objections from residents from elsewhere in Hatfield. This would equate to 74 households within the consultation area that objected overall. This was an objection rate from 2031 properties of 3.6%. A full list of the objections was contained within Appendix A of the report.

 

Two petitions were also received during the statutory objection period, one from Roe Green Close and one from Tudor Close. The Roe Green Close petition had 68 signatures from 39 households after verification (one household misunderstood the petition and withdrew) and it related to removing the road from the permit zone proposals and this related to 82.97% of Roe Green Close’s 47 households. The Tudor Close petition was signed by 40 households after verification related to amending the permit zone days and hours to Monday to Friday 7am to 6pm, this related to 52.63% of Tudor Close’s 76 households.

 

Parking Services advertised proposals for 4 out of 5 proposed permit zones in the area to operate Monday to Sunday 7am to 9pm based upon the indicative survey results. The majority of objections received focused upon the proposed operational days and times being too long, as well as residents highlighting  ...  view the full minutes text for item 15.