Views sought on possible changes

December 23 2015

CHANGES to the Redland parking scheme could come into effect from next spring, residents heard at a recent meeting.

CHANGES to the Redland parking scheme could come into effect from next spring, residents heard at a recent meeting.

Following a review conducted by the council, plans will now include Canowie Road, Manor Park and St Oswald’s Road, as well as amendments to other parking provisions and waiting restrictions.

Postcards were sent out to 1,156 properties within the Redland RPS, with 192 responses received.

According to the council, 46 percent expressed negative views about the scheme, while 35 percent were positive and 19 percent were neutral.

Residents and local traders provided feedback on a range of issues, including hours of operation, the overall scheme, and any requests for changes.

The Redland scheme went live in July 2014, and left residents on the outskirts of the scheme feeling the effects of displaced commuter parking.

The council will now be proposing a new traffic regulation order to include the changes, which will be subject to consultation in due course.

To share your views about these changes, contact your local councillors Fi Hance ( and Martin Fodor (, or

Alternatively, send Bishopston Voice a letter with your views. Email:

Proposed changes:

Blue Badge holders’ parking bays: Locations of some disabled bays will be changed to provide new bays for Blue Badge holders. Local consultations will be carried out where new disabled bays are proposed that effect parking outside the adjacent property.

Cranbrook Road: Following extensive feedback regarding congestion on Cranbrook Road, the council is proposing to amend the bay layout between Zetland Road and Carnarvon Road.

Woodstock Road: The council is proposing to remove 91m of double yellow lines from Woodstock and Clarendon Roads to increase the parking capacity. This includes removing lines from people’s driveways and increasing on street parking. Double yellow lines are proposed for both sides of the narrow section of road between the junction with Redland Road and the Woodstock Road / Hartington Road junction, to prevent vehicles from parking obstructively and damaging the green.

Redland Road: Redland Road, currently in the Cotham North (CN) RPS, is proposed to become a dual permit road, enabling anyone with a Redland (RD) or CN permit to park in the permit bays along Redland Road.

Outer Redland: Following informal consultation earlier this year, a boundary extension is proposed to include Canowie Road, Manor Park and St. Oswald’s Road. Residents of these roads have been invited to provide feedback on designs for the roads prior to statutory consultation.

Kersteman Road allotments: Allotment holders will be able to apply for a visitors’ permit that they can use in permit holders’ bays in the scheme area to improve access to their allotment.  This will be subject to the same charge as the first residents’ permit.