Parking update

ResParkingCavendishCroppedParking issues are probably raised more often than any others, with many residents finding it difficult to park near their homes because of commuters and shoppers parking in local roads.

There are no easy answers to this thorny problem, and we are very aware that no solution is going to work for everybody.  The only long-term solution is to reduce car dependence.  In the short-term, we always try to help resolve problems to the best of our ability.

Redstone Hill area parking review

Last autumn, at our request following lots of calls from residents, Surrey County Council carried out a parking consultation with residents of a number of roads in the Redstone Hill area, to get an understanding of the level of support there is for a resident permit parking scheme.

The Surrey officers have considered the feedback received, and decided to progress with permit schemes and other parking controls in a number of roads in the Redstone Hill area.

In summary, they are proposing:

  • residents parking (and some restrictions on parking on junctions and bends) in Redstone Park, Hillfield Close, Oakwood Close, Redstone Manor and Redstone Hill (from 43)
  • a yellow line on Cavendish Road (south side to Crossland Road)
  • additional parking bays on Cavendish Road
  • fewer restrictions on Crossland Road and Hillfield Road.

These should be advertised and consulted on imminently.

You can read the report on the Surrey County Council website

Other parking changes

Redhill East
Yellow lines are also proposed for junctions, passing places and bays on: Holmethorpe Avenue, Kingfisher Drive, Frenches Road, Gordon Road and Hillview Close.

North Earlswood
Yellow lines are proposed for Woodlands Road at junction with Church Road; St Johns Road at junction with St Johns Terrace Road; and Earlsbrook Road to stop driving on the pavement.

Find out more and have your say

All of the details are on the Surrey County Council website at:
http://www.surreycc.gov.uk/roads-and-transport/parking/parking-whats-happening-in-your-area/parking-news-and-updates-in-reigate-and-banstead/reigate-and-banstead-201516-parking-review

You can make comments on the form online, or in writing, quoting ‘R&B 2015/16 parking review’ to:

David Curl
Parking Team
Rowan House
Merrow Depot
Merrow Lane
Guildford
GU4 7BQ

Any comments should be made before the consultation period closes on 22 October.

New cycle routes – are they safe?
We have requested a safety review of the shared pedestrian/cycle routes in the town centre. We don’t feel that the small disks in the pavement are visible enough for cyclists and walkers to be clear who is meant to be where.  And it’s not always clear where cycle routes begin and end.  We are still waiting for the safety review to happen and will continue to monitor this and press for improvements.

There is also new funding for bus, walking and cycle improvements between Redhill and Horley. Please let us know your ideas for what improvements could be made.

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