Consultation status: closed 30 August 2017
Proposal reference: BYL-152
We are proposing to install no stopping at all times restrictions on Hague Place, Birkenhead as shown on the consultation drawing. This is a second round of external consultation, we have now proposed to install restrictions along one side of Hague Place.
Why the changes are needed
Accessibility and usability are affected when cars are parked along both sides and at the head of the cul-de-sac. Emergency vehicles and larger vehicles including rubbish trucks have difficulty accessing properties and turning around due to parked vehicles.
Original proposal consultation - closed 7 August 2017
We were looking to install broken yellow lines on Hague Place, Birkenhead and feedback indicated that positioning the yellow lines at the end of the cul-de-sac would not improve accessibility and usability.
Thank you everyone for your feedback.
The proposal received positive 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
- Residents would like the broken yellow lines be installed on the other side of the road as there are less houses on that side and because the issue is caused by the cars that park on that side. Our investigation concluded that more cars can be parked on the southern side than on the northern side as there are more driveways on northern side. Also, vehicles are being parked partly on the footpath on the northern side.
- Residents would like broken yellow lines added at the head of the cul-de-sac as cars illegally park at an angle at this location. Parking enforcement is the most appropriate means of educating motorists of their legal obligations and we encourage you to contact us (09) 355 3553 with the vehicle details to request a parking officer visit the site.
- Request to extend the broken yellow lines to numbers #11 and #13, as children play in this area. We always strive to provide balance between reasonable public access and parking demand, therefore, the No stopping at all times will not be extended any further on Hague Place.
- Concerns about loss of parking for visitors. Parking is available on Roseberry Avenue and the No stopping at all times restrictions are necessary on Hague Place as the road is narrow and has accessibility issues.
We expect to introduce this work in the 2017/18 financial year, subject to any further changes in design or funding issues. Contractors will notify all residents in the area prior to starting construction work.