Cllr Steve Evans, Cabinet Member for City
Environment, introduced the report which detailed plans to consult
the public about creating a resident parking scheme. Cabinet Member
for City Environment explained the aim was to reduce traffic
parking problems in the area near New Cross Hospital.
Bob Willis, Head of Highways Network,
explained that the annual fee for permits has been reduced from
£40 to £20 annually in response to comments from
previous plan to introduce a residents parking scheme. Head of
Highways Network explained the reason for introducing a charge for
residents. The findings of the public consultation will commence in
July subject to Cabinet approval on 20.7.16.
Head of Highways Network explained the three
phases of the scheme.
Councillor commented that informal feedback
from local businesses in the area suggests that they would welcome
parking restrictions because of the traffic problems caused by the
Head of Highways Network explained that the
level of public support needed to support the introduction of the
scheme. The scheme is cost neutral and the annual fee will cover
the cost of enforcement officers and administrative costs.
The panel queried the plans for consulting
with the public and the importance of not relying on leaflets to
get views on the plans. Head of Highways Network explained that 200
properties will be affected the changes and the aim is to make it
as easy as possible for people to share their views on the plan.
Councillors commented that alternative car parking is available in
The panel queried if the scheme would need
approval at each phase before it would proceed to the next
phase. Head of Highways Network
explained that responses to phase one
would be considered before proceeding and also there is a need for
discussions with Wolverhampton Homes as phases two and three may
impact on them.
The panel welcomed
the report and supported the proposed implementation of a residents
and business parking and pay and display scheme in the New Cross