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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)

 

Car Parking changes to be introduced across Blaby District

Blaby District Councillors have approved plans to change car parking provisions in the District.

The plans include eight car parks being transferred into the ownership of Parish Councils, as well as small price increases at four car parks, and the introduction of a charge at one car park in Narborough.

Blaby District Council currently operates 22 car parks in the district, with the current deficit running at £82,300 for 2015/16.

The Council consulted residents and stakeholders between February and May for their views.

Following opposition to plans included in the consultation for Croft’s Winston Avenue car park, the proposals were changed to ensure Croft Parish Council were transferred all of the land.

Seven other car parks in five villages (Countesthorpe, Enderby, Kirby Muxloe, Stoney Stanton and Whetstone) will be transferred to the Parish Councils.

Options on the disposal of the land for two car parks in Glenfield will be explored after the Parish Council rejected the transfer of the car parks into their ownership.

Narborough parking cost increases

From 04 September 2017, the Railway Station car park and Weavers Court in Narborough will see price increases, as well as the introduction of a 30p charge for the Car Park on Leicester Road.

In Blaby, Johns Court, Enderby Road and Wigston Road will see an increase of 10p.

All car parks supporting parks, countryside areas and leisure facilities in the district will remain free-of-charge to encourage their use.
Important community assets should be “cost neutral”

Councillor Iain Hewson, Portfolio Holder for Health Improvement, Leisure and Regulatory Services, said:

Cllr Iain Hewson
Cllr. Iain Hewson

“The Council recognises that car parks play an important part in promoting the vitality and viability of town centres, and assisting residents and businesses.

“However, car parks cost the taxpayer over £82,000 per year and we would like this to be a cost neutral service.

“These plans ensure we keep car parks as important community assets and do not take away parking provision in the parishes. This will also secure the future of each plot of land for car park usage in the medium-term.”

For full details of the plans for each car park in the district, visit www.blaby.gov.uk/carparkingchanges.

[Source: Blaby District Council Communications]