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Have your say - formal advertisement of parking proposals

Together with the County Council, we are reviewing the on-street parking situation in various locations throughout our borough.

Because of concerns raised and opportunities that have arisen, we have undertaken an assessment of various parking issues. Officers have discussed these with your local borough and county councillors. We reported the draft proposals subsequently developed to the 13 December 2017 meeting of Surrey County Council's Guildford Local Committee.

The Local Committee agreed to formally advertise the proposals developed. We are keen to hear whether you support the proposals, oppose them, or believe that we could improve them by making changes. This is the formal stage of consultation and a decision needs to be taken on the feedback we receive.  It may be a number of years before we look again at parking restrictions in this area.

We recognise that the introduction and amendment of parking restrictions can, in some cases, cause the availability of parking to reduce, make use of the spaces less flexible, and cause parking to displace to nearby areas. Therefore, it is important that any changes to the controls extend far enough to deal with the issues present and any potential for them to move elsewhere, whilst not being overly restrictive to residents and other road users.

Roads where changes to controls are being proposed

Guildford Town Centre Controlled Parking Zone - Car Club space proposals

icon Harvey Road [422.29KB]

icon London Road [218.59KB]

icon Recreation Road [225.03KB]

icon Walnut Tree Close [161.39KB]

Shalford - no waiting at any time double yellow line proposals

icon Chinthurst Lane [410.32KB]

The public notices for the two proposed amendment orders, statements of reason and traffic regulation order appear below:

icon Guildford town centre Controlled Parking Zone - public notice [47.08KB]

icon Guildford town centre Controlled Parking Zone - statement of reasons [18.15KB]

icon Guildford town centre Controlled Parking Zone - draft traffic regulation order [44.81KB]

icon Parished area - public notice [16.21KB]

icon Parished area - statement of reasons [17.88KB]

icon Parished area - draft traffic regulation order [41.99KB]


Alternatively, a copy of the draft Order, together with plans showing the precise details of the proposed controls, a Statement of the Council's Reasons for Proposing the Order, and the existing Consolidation Orders (as amended), may be inspected, free of charge at the main reception, Guildford Borough Council, Millmead House, Millmead, Guildford between 9am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday. They can also be viewed at Guildford Library, North Street, Guildford; Ash Library, Ash Street, Ash and Horsley Library, Station Parade West, East Horsley, during normal opening hours.

Any representations, either objecting to, or in support of the proposals, together with the grounds on which they are made, must be sent, in writing by letter, to:

Kevin McKee (Parking Services Manager),
Guildford Borough Council,
Parking Office,
Laundry Road,

or by email to: parkingrepresentation@guildford.gov.uk

Representations must be received by Friday 16 February 2018.

Your privacy

Any comments will be considered by the Parking Manager in consultation with the Chairman/Vice-Chairman of Surrey County Council's Guildford Local Committee and the relevant Borough and County Councillors. Our report will be a public document. While we will not publish your name and address, we will publish your representation. So, for example, if you make comments about how the proposals will specifically affect your property, the public may be able to identify your premises from your comments.

For more information about how we use your personal information, please read our  privacy guidance or contact Andrew Harkin on 01483 444535.

The Chairman/Vice-Chairman of the Committee will decide whether to introduce the proposals as advertised, or make minor amendments. Depending on the nature of the representations, they could also choose to refer the matter to a full meeting of  Surrey County Council's Guildford Local Committee. If major changes are required, it could re-advertise the proposal, or defer to changes to a future review. Alternatively, it could choose not to implement any new parking restrictions.

If changes to the parking restrictions were agreed, we would anticipate their implementation by mid-2018. To keep up to date with progress, you may wish to check the County Council's website periodically, using the above link. When we publish the report, it will be available to view on our Parking review committee reports page.

If changes to the parking restrictions are agreed, we would anticipate their implementation by mid-2018.