Work stalls on Redland RPZ extension

February 24 2017

THE long delayed residents' parking zone extension scheme in north Redland was due to be installed in February but as soon as the signs were put up announcing the start of work, they had to come down again.

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THE long delayed residents' parking zone extension scheme in north Redland was due to be installed in February but as soon as the signs were put up announcing the start of work, they had to come down again.

Work came to a halt after much disquiet by residents in and around Manor Park. Most people living on the road had asked for a Parking Permit Area to be created (a resident only zone with no bays).

This was not being offered and, after many people contacted the council and local councillors raised their concerns, a halt was called to the implementation of bays. 

Both the rationale for choosing a conventional marked bay area, and the communication with residents are at issue. 

Redland councillors Martin Fodor and Fi Hance said: “We have secured a meeting with the Cabinet member for transport issues, and are asking for the decision to be reviewed, though some residents have also made a complaint about the lack of response from officers to their contact. 

“We can’t be sure how another look will help to address concerns and clarify options and decisions but we certainly feel this is necessary and want all the changes to be very carefully justified, including options for bays, hours, double yellow lines, and signage so that it works best for residents.”