Consultation on parking restrictions

Surrey County Council proposes to introduce some new parking restrictions in our area, to make the roads safer for everyone and improve access for emergency vehicles, refuse vehicles, buses and service vehicles.

The following are where new restrictions are proposed in the Redhill East county division, which includes North Earlswood (this is the area represented by Green County Councillor Jonathan Essex).

  • A25 Redstone Hill from Chanctonbury Chase to the Toby Carvery, on both sides, to stop dangerous parking
  • Frenches Road from the bend to the roundabout and a short section between Elmwood Road and the Jolly Brickmakers
  • Junction of Osborne and Alpine Roads
  • Junction of Elmwood Road and Westway Gardens
  • Extending the yellow lines at the junction of Canalside and Holmesdale Avenue
  • Junctions of St Johns Road with both Hooley Lane and Redstone Road
  • St Johns Road south side, extending the yellow line just north of the junction with St Johns Terrace Road
  • Brambletye Park Road, extending opposite Hartspiece Road
  • Philanthropic Road, near the Cemetery

For full details of the proposals, see pages 13 onwards on the Local Committee Agenda papers:

What happens next?

The County Council will now carry out a consultation on these proposals – look out for notices in the Surrey Mirror and on site.  If you have questions or would like help with having your say, contact Councillor Jonathan Essex.

Once any objections have been considered, the traffic regulation orders will then be made (with or without modifications) and the appropriate signs and lines installed to allow the restrictions to be enforced. Assuming funding is available, the Council hopes to do this by the end of the year.

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7 Comments

  1. James Hicks
    Posted Tuesday, 26 March 2019 at 9:09 pm | Permalink

    Hi,
    We live on Redstone Road and the proposed changes will significantly impact our ability to park anywhere near our home. We only have one small car and it’s already difficult to find a space. The intended yellow lines at each end of the street will reduce the number of parking spaces available. These changes have been proposed without any consideration for reisdents who actually live here. There are no issues accessing the road or turning the corner.

  2. Moira Denbury
    Posted Sunday, 31 March 2019 at 2:38 pm | Permalink

    It is difficult enough now to find a place to park, you dare not go out!! I try to park level with our garden which is parallel to Redstone Rd, we already have double yellow lines @ the junction to Hooley Lane.
    Resident of Hooley Lane.

  3. Jonathan Essex
    Posted Monday, 1 April 2019 at 9:54 am | Permalink

    The proposed restrictions are a result of residents of Redstone Road raising safety issues about cars parking on the corners of the roads (which is against the highway code). This is out for public consultation (see online or send comments to parking@surreycc.gov.uk). One option (a compromise might be) for the proposed yellow line on the corners to be shorter.

  4. Babs Morecroft
    Posted Monday, 1 April 2019 at 9:56 am | Permalink

    We live on St. John’s road and although the restriction is not outside our house, it will affect parking in the area. People are not meant to park on the corner of the junction but do anyway and it’s the cars that park on the actual curve of the junction that cause the problem. What you need is better parking enforcement not an extension of restrictions. If people parked sensibly there would be no issues. The parking team regularly drive past the school so could they not stop and deal with people parking on the bend and over the dropped curve, it’s right next to the school so no extra mileage for them. Better use of money. School collection tunes all parking restrictions are ignored, they even park in other people’s driveways so extending the restrictions won’t help anyone.

  5. Jonathan Essex
    Posted Monday, 1 April 2019 at 5:38 pm | Permalink

    Currently police are responsible for enforcement of obstructive parking, which this would require. The switch to yellow lines will allow the council to enforce this (i.e. it should be better enforcement). It is difficult currently to persuade the police to enforce their current parking responsibilities due to constraints on their budgets and prioritising other (more serious) crimes first.

  6. Andrew Newman
    Posted Sunday, 7 April 2019 at 9:32 am | Permalink

    The parking situation in Frenches Road is already causing anxiety among the residents .
    from College Crescent to Fairhaven Road .Some vehicles are permanently parked there for seemingly 4-5 month periods of time eventually towed away only to be replaced by another car or van . Also a number of mini busses with Surrey School Transport signage get parked in the Frenches Road vicinity . Any new parking restrictions will mean the only place to park will be in Westway Gardens/Fairhaven Road . If there are more yellow lines the road will be back to being used as a race track .The parked cars slow the traffic down .I feel there is a need for more parking spaces on Holmethorpe Industrial Estate in the area would help to relieve the parking situation. Frenches Road Resident

  7. Jonathan Essex
    Posted Sunday, 7 April 2019 at 1:28 pm | Permalink

    The proposal for yellow lines on Frenches Road is primarily between the mini-roundabout and the bend just past Old School Close. This had no parking on it until recently – when Surrey Council removed the crash barrier without consulting their parking team or considering impact on dangerous parking.

    At the top end of Frenches Road there is already approved extension of the double yellow line south of Elmwood Road – but it has not been painted due to vehicles almost permanently parking at this location. I have further requested this.

    To respond to the parking consultation on current proposed changes (small addition just before barrier at top of Frenches Road to provide safe refuge, parking at bottom of frenches road to avoid recent dangerous parking, junction of Elmwood and Westway gardens to provide safe access – and elsewhere in the borough please see:
    https://www.surreysays.co.uk/environment-and-infrastructure/copy-of-parking-controls-request-reigate-and-banst/

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