On 27 June 2016 at the Surrey Elmbridge local committee it was agreed that Surrey’s proposals on parking in Weybridge would be revisited at a meeting between Weybridge Councillors for Elmbridge and Surrey’s representatives.
As preparation for the meeting, it was agreed that Weybridge residents would be invited to send their comments on Surrey’s proposals.
This meeting took place on Thursday 27 July.
Despite the voiced and accepted understanding of most of those present at the June Local Committee meeting that the July meeting would encompass more than minor amendments to the proposal, Surrey’s representatives refused to accept any changes which would have added to or significantly changed the proposals they presented in June, proposals which were returned to them by the committee for further consultation and rework.
This means that the voices of your Weybridge Councillors on Elmbridge and representations from local residents and business people were not heeded. A slightly amended version of Surrey’s proposal WILL be put out for final consultation in Weybridge (aka endorsement) in September. During this consultation changes may be made but only to reduce the restrictions and not to extend them.
For your information, the outcome achieved in the meeting was as follows:
Going through each map in turn (you will find the map number in the bottom right hand corner of the page). When I say no change I mean that the Weybridge meeting Surrey produced no change from the original proposals. They might still be changes from the current markings we have today.
Map 1. No change. My request for Beales Lane and Grenside Road were turned down but the school hatching around the school entrance in Glencoe Road could be looked at later.
Map 2. My request for the inclusion of Dorchester Road which had been accepted in June, got challenged by Surrey in the meeting – however it was finally accepted on the basis that residents could indicate their wish not to be included in the CPZ during the public consultation. In Dorchester Road, Elmgrove Road and Gascoigne Road the residents’ parking is to be shortened to 8am – 6pm (from 8am – 8pm) and short-stay parking shortened to 10am – 4pm (from 8am – 8pm). This to apply to all bays. A request that there should be no short-stay bays in Gascoigne Road – a cul de sac – was accepted. My request that there should be short-stay bays in Grotto Road and residents’ parking in Glencoe Road, Mount Pleasant and Radnor Road was turned down.
Map 3. In Oakdale Road residents’ parking to be shortened to 8am – 6pm (from 8am – 8pm) and short-stay parking shortened to 10am – 4pm (from 8am – 8pm). This to apply to all bays. No other changes.
Map 4. In Elmgrove Road, Holstein Avenue and Oakdale Road the residents’ parking to be shortened to 8am – 6pm (from 8am – 8pm) and short-stay parking shortened to 10am – 4pm (from 8am – 8pm). This to apply to all bays. A request that there should be no short-stay bays in Holstein Avenue – a cul de sac – was accepted. My request for Monument Green to be included to enable a higher turnover of vehicles was turned down. No other changes.
Map 5. No changes made in the meeting.
Map 6. In Minorca Road the residents’ parking to be shortened to 8am – 6pm (from 8am – 8pm) and short-stay parking shortened to 10am – 4pm (from 8am – 8pm). This to apply to all bays. Surrey would not consider Wey Road and Round Oak Road. No other changes.
Map 7. My request on behalf of Limes Road residents was taken heed of to an extent. The parking restrictions will not though go into the early evening. My request for Heath Road to be a clearway to increase safety for cyclists was turned down.
Map 8. No changes. My request for Curzon Road to have residents’ parking and for Belvedere Close, Fortescue Road and Heath Road to have some extra restrictions at residents’ request was turned down.
Map 9. No changes.
Map 10. No changes. My request for Oatlands Drive to be designated a clearway to forestall cars now parking in Queens Road parking there was turned down.
Map 11. My requests to make Queens Road to be at least 7m wide for cycle safety – at least during the rush hour turned dwon.
Map 12. My request for short-stay parking outside Glass’ Offices turned down along with my request for removal of parking restrictions in Princes Road to reduce its role as a rat-run.
Map 13. No changes.
Map 14. My requests for the new restrictions in Pine Grove to be only placed to allow residents to exit their properties turned down.
Map 15. A request for the extension by one car length to the restrictions at the Egerton Road and Cavendish Road junction accepted.
Map 16. A request for the restriction outside Gower Lodge, Gower Road to be placed on the other side of the road agreed. As were extensions to the corner makings on Old Avenue.
Map 17. No changes.
Map 18. No changes.
Map 19. No changes.
Map 20. A request for the extension to the restrictions on Brooklands Road to be extended to number 41 accepted.