Consultation status: closed 31 January 2018
Proposal reference: BYL-208
We are proposing to install a section of broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times restrictions) at the cul-de-sac head on Southgate Place.
Our investigations showed that vehicles parking on the cul-de-sac head pose manoeuvrability problems for heavy vehicles.
This causes such vehicles to manoeuvre across private driveways which results in damage to surrounding infrastructure. The road has adequate parking along the rest of the street and we only anticipate that there will only be a loss of 3 parking spaces in total.
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.
- Feels restrictions should be timed (no parking to apply to business hours only, suggestion for no parking signs stating ‘no parking Monday to Friday 8am-5pm). Outside business hours, there will be room along the street in which to park, so there is very little justification for adding the ‘no parking signs’ suggested. Furthermore it improves access for emergency vehicles by allowing them to turn around more easily on the cul-de-sac head without any parked cars here.
- Resident enquiring whether this proposal has come from a complaint or whether this is just an AT decision. A member of the public made a request concerning large vehicles having difficulty turning around at the cul-de-sac head. Following our investigation into the request, we deemed broken yellow lines were necessary at the cul-de-sac head.
- Suggestion that an additional sign is placed at the start of the street informing large trucks that they will need to reverse if entering the cul-de-sac as there is no turning bay, exit or space to manoeuvre. The addition of the broken yellow lines will improve turning ability at the head of the cul-de-sac, and therefore allowing trucks and large vehicles to enter the street and turn around with no difficulty so putting an additional sign in place is not necessary.
- Requests for additional works include:
- Suggestion that the council-owned grass area near to 13A (or 3/13) Southgate Place be converted into parking space for a few cars.
These requests are out of scope for this proposal which focuses on broken yellow lines at Southgate Place only. If you would like your request to be considered by us for future development works, please provide feedback here.
We expect to introduce this work between July 2018 and June 2019, subject to further changes in design or funding issues. Contractors will issue 48-hour notices to all affected residents prior to construction work.