Idea for ‘Residents Parking Scheme’ dropped

Some Enderby residents have been sent a letter following the informal consultation on a “Residents Parking Scheme”

The letter follows a meeting between Enderby Parish Councillors, Blaby District Council and Leicestershire County Council with officers from the County Council’s Environment and Transport Department.

The meeting, held at the request of the Parish Council, was to discuss traffic issues in the village including the residents parking scheme.

Amid a concern that any scheme covering a particular area would have a knock-on effect on surrounding roads, It was confirmed that the parking scheme consultation carried out towards the end of last year had been informal. Had this scheme been progressed further a wider consultation would have taken place.

The resident’s letter, dated 16th February 2018 and signed by James Whailing, Senior Technician at Leicestershire County Council, is reproduced below.

Dear Owner/ Occupier,

Following a letter sent at the beginning of December 2017, seeking your views on the introduction of a residents parking scheme in Enderby.

I can confirm that the responses and comments received from residents have all now been considered and it has been agreed that the proposed residents parking scheme will not be implemented.

We will continue to work closely with your local Parish Council, to identify solutions to reduce traffic concerns reported within Enderby.

Thank you for taking the time to respond with your comments.

Yours sincerely,

James Whailing

Traffic and Signals

At the meeting, a number of measures regarding signage were agreed to be explored with regard to High Street, West Street, Kipling Drive and Shortridge Lane on the junction with West Street.

The introduction of a one-way scheme on Townsend Road, already approved but delayed while ‘holistic’ modelling of Enderby traffic flow was taking place, is to be progressed and introduced.

A study will be undertaken to test the viability of a one-way flow on Moores Lane.

Councillors heard how a study of traffic in the village prompted model traffic flows to be made (generated from 28 surveys conducted at junctions).  All the models produced gridlock, particularly at Bantlam Lane/Mill Lane and Co-operation Street.

See also:  Enderby Parish Council asks for clarity on village traffic plans   (EYE item 15/02/18)


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