Consultation status: closed 30 March 2017
We are proposing to install new No stopping at all times restrictions (broken yellow lines) staggered along both sides of Parfitt Street.
Why the changes are needed
The road is only 5.5 metres wide and when cars are parked opposite each other emergency vehicles cannot proceed through.
Thank you everyone for your feedback.
The proposal received mixed feedback with some concerns raised by respondents. After reviewing this feedback and all other supporting evidence, the proposal will proceed without changes to the next stage of detailed planning.
Specific feedback and proposed solution
- Suggestion that the road should be widened to allow vehicle parking and a through lane. This is not a feasible project as the required financial costs to carry out this project would far outweigh the benefits.
- Concern that it will cause more people to park on Ellis Avenue and will simply move the problem. During our site visits, there was no evidence of a parking problem on Parfitt Street. The problem is narrowness and accessibility issues which are caused by vehicles parking opposite each other.
- Concern that residents will not have anywhere to park. Residents can park at their own properties, and there will still be parking facilities on the street available if required. The proposal’s aim is to ensure there is adequate accessibility for vehicles travelling down Parfitt Street, not to remove parking.
- Suggestion that resident only parking should be installed on Parfitt Street. There is a programme underway for residential parking permits in high density housing areas where there is no off street parking available and it tends to be in areas in close proximity to the CBD. There are no plans to implement a residential parking zone in other streets beyond those areas nearest the CBD.
- Request for additional works including a request to remove a vehicle outside No.1 Parfitt Street. If you would like your request to be considered by AT for future development works, please provide feedback here.
We expect to introduce this work by August 2017, subject to any further changes in design or funding issues. Contractors will issue 48-hour notice to all residents in the area prior to starting construction work.