Redhill parking proposals – what do you think?

Thank you to everyone who gave me their views on Surrey County Council’s proposed changes to its on-street parking proposals for Redhill (see below for what was proposed). I’m pleased to say that the local committee decided to carry out a further consultation on the proposals for Redhill – that should happen between now and Christmas.

The overwhelming majority of people who responded would not accept these proposals unless some form of residents’ parking scheme is introduced.

They say that charging for and restricting parking on London and Brighton Roads would only worsen the problems in nearby roads such as Lynwood Road and Wilton Road, which already suffer from commuters clogging the road, preventing residents parking near their homes.  Residents have been asking for residents parking for a long time – 20 years in some cases! – and so far Surrey County Council has refused to budge.

Jonathan and I used the current consultation to renew our call for residents parking schemes for Redhill – and this time our call was not ignored. If you would like to contribute to the consultation, please get in touch.

What was proposed? SCC had originally proposed hourly parking charges of 60p or £1 per hour (30p/50p for 30 mins) for some streets.  Following representations from some residents, it has revised the plans as follows:

  • 64. Change the proposed tariff in Brighton Road from 60p per hour to a free 30 minutes followed by the medium tariff (£1 per hour), with a revised time limit of two hours and no return within one hour.
  • 65. Change the tariff in Chapel Road from low to medium (£1 per hour), and change the no return period to one hour, to reflect other similar locations in Reigate and Banstead.
  • 66. Provide a longer term tariff of £5.50 over 5 hours in London Road as well as the medium tariff (£1 per hour).
  • 67. Review the on street tariff as part of the review process to maintain a differential over off street parking charges (which are subject to reasonably regular tariff changes).

The full proposals for the whole of Reigate and Banstead are here.

If you have any comments on these, or would like to suggest different arrangements for parking in Redhill, please contact me.

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