Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Transport and Digital Transformation
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
This report considers the objections received in respect of the proposed Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) for an extension of the controlled parking zone (CPZ) in the East Cliff area, Folkestone.
1. To receive and note Report C/21/74.
2. That officers proceed with making the TRO with slight changes in Warren Road and Southbourne Road to accommodate some of the wishes of objectors.
3. That each household within the zone be restricted to two resident permits. That each tenant in multiple tenancy homes also be eligible to apply for up to two permits provided a tenancy agreement is submitted.
4. That the number of residents’ visitors’ permits per household be limited to 100 in any year but this limit be extended in exceptional circumstances.
5. That residents and businesses with more than one car be entitled to buy a shared permit for the number of vehicles registered to them.
6. That the fees for permits replicate current arrangements for existing schemes in the district as follows:
Residents’ Permit £30 per year
Additional resident permit £30 per year
Shared Resident permit £30 per year
Resident Visitor permit £5.20 per day (book of 5)
Business permit £60 per year
Replacement lost or stolen permit £5.20
Special permit (Health & care workers) Free
7. That all permit charges be subject to an annual review.
8. That the eligibility criteria be:
· Resident permit
The applicant’s usual place of residence should be in the CPZ
The vehicle is either a passenger vehicle or a goods vehicle of a height less than 3.2 metres (10ft 6ins) and length less than 6.5 metres (21ft 4ins) a gross weight not exceeding 5 tonnes. That officers discretion be applied in exceptional cases.
· Resident visitor permits
Applicant’s usual place of residence should be in the CPZ
· Business permit
The business operates from an address within the CPZ
The vehicle is essential for the efficient operation of the business
Reasons for decision:
The Cabinet Member for Transport is asked to agree the recommendations set out below because:
a) The majority of residents within the proposed extended zone have indicated they do experience parking difficulties and are in favour of parking controls especially since the recent introduction of the East Cliff Gardens zone.
b) Parking controls will help to address the commuter/long-stay parking and traffic flow problems experienced by many of the local residents especially during peak times.
Publication date: 25/01/2022
Date of decision: 25/01/2022
Effective from: 02/02/2022