Updated June 2022

On 10th March 2022, a report relating to these proposals and the objections made were considered by the Cabinet Planning and Parking Panel. Details can be found at Cabinet Planning and Parking Panel - Thursday, 10th March 2022 at 7:30pm - Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council Webcasting (public-i.tv)

The cross-party Panel agreed to progress with these proposals. 

 

All objections and comments were recorded and duly considered along with the Parking Services report. 507 properties were consulted of which 218 responded, with nine formal objections received overall. Further details regarding the meeting including the report presented and objection responses can be found at: https://democracy.welhat.gov.uk/documents/s18780/Item 5b - TRO Ellenbrook.pdf

 

As the decision to proceed with the parking restrictions as advertised was unanimous, an executive member decision was made on 6 April 2022 and this can be viewed online at: https://democracy.welhat.gov.uk/mgIssueHistoryHome.aspx?IId=18760&Opt=0

 

The Traffic Regulation Order has now been created and sealed to introduce the three resident permit schemes, double yellow lines in the various roads within the Ellenbrook area as well as the Verge and Footway Prohibition Order.

 

The notice of making of Order was advertised in the Welwyn Hatfield Times on 18 May 2022. The restrictions will come into effect on 4 July 2022.

 

Signage and lining works will take place during June dependant on weather conditions.

 

Please note, there will be a warning notice period of two weeks for vehicles parking in contravention of the resident parking restrictions and verge protection order, as some drivers do not always see that changes have taken place if they do not live in the roads affected. However, the warning period does not extend to the double yellow lines or verge and footway parking.

 

Permit zones are as follows,

 

Zone B23 Mon to Sun 7am to 9pm parts of Ashbury Close,

 

Zone B24 Mon to Fri 10am to 4pm Parts of Selwyn Avenue, Selwyn Crescent, Selwyn Drive, St Albans Road West,

 

Zone B25 Mon to Fri 10am to 4pm Parts of Bramble Road, Poplar Avenue, Poplars Close, St Albans Road West

 

Double yellow lines and verge and footway prohibition will apply 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

 

NOTICE OF MAKING
WELWYN HATFIELD BOROUGH COUNCIL
THE BOROUGH OF WELWYN HATFIELD (Various Roads Ellenbrook, Hatfield)
(RESTRICTION OF WAITING AND PERMIT PARKING ZONES) ORDER 2022
THE BOROUGH OF WELWYN HATFIELD (Various Roads Ellenbrook, Hatfield)
(PROHIBITION OF STOPPING AND WAITING ON VERGE OR FOOTWAY)
ORDER 2022
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council (pursuant to arrangement
made with Hertfordshire County Council) has made the above Order under the Road Traffic
Regulation Act 1984 to introduce restrictions in Various Roads, Ellenbrook, Hatfield as specified in
the Schedules to this Notice. The orders will come into effect on 4 July 2022.
Documents giving more detailed particulars of the Order may be inspected on our website at
https://archive.welhat.gov.uk/Ellenbrookparking or if open - depending on current Covid-19
restrictions - during normal reception opening hours at Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council, The
Campus, Welwyn Garden City from 18 May 2022 until 29 June 2022. A copy can also be sent via
post during this period upon request.
General enquiries relating to the Order should be referred to Andy Clarke, Parking Services
Officer, Council Offices, The Campus, Welwyn Garden City AL8 6AE (01707 357000); email
parkingservices@welhat.gov.uk
Any person wishing to question the validity of the Order, or of any provision contained in it, on
the grounds that it is not within the powers conferred by the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984,
or on the grounds that any requirement of the Act or any Instrument made under it has not been
complied with in relation to the Order, may within 6 weeks from the date of this Notice, apply to
the High Court for this purpose.
SCHEDULE 1: No stopping or waiting at any time on verge or footway - those sections of
road(s) listed below as set out in the Order and accompanying plans
Parts of Ashbury Close, Bramble Road, Brookside, Crossbrook, Ellenbrook Crescent, Ellenbrook
Lane, Haltside, Poplar Avenue, Poplars Close, Selwyn Avenue, Selwyn Crescent, Selwyn Drive, St
Albans Road West, The Sidings and Wilkins Green Lane.
SCHEDULE 2: No Waiting at any time Restrictions - those sections of road(s) listed below
as set out in the Order and accompanying plans
Parts of Poplar Avenue, Poplars Close, Selwyn Drive, St Albans Road West.
SCHEDULE 3: No Waiting Mon to Fri 10am - 4pm - those sections of road(s) listed below as
set out in the Order and accompanying plans
Parts of Brookside
SCHEDULE 4: Permit Parking Places, Zone B23 Mon to Sun 7am to 9pm - those sections of
road(s) listed below as set out in the Order and accompanying plans
Parts of Ashbury Close,
SCHEDULE 5: Permit Parking Places, Zone B24 Mon to Fri 10am to 4pm - those sections of
road(s) listed below as set out in the Order and accompanying plans
Parts of Selwyn Avenue, Selwyn Crescent, Selwyn Drive, St Albans Road West
SCHEDULE 6: Permit Parking Places, Zone B25 Mon to Fri 10am to 4pm - those sections of
road(s) listed below as set out in the Order and accompanying plans
Parts of Bramble Road, Poplar Avenue, Poplars Close, St Albans Road West
SCHEDULE 7: Charges for Parking Permits and Parking Vouchers*
Application type Charges
Resident Permit for disabled driver First vehicle permit provided at 100% discount
upon proof
Resident Permit for motorcycle £11.00 per annum
Resident Permit for first car £30.00 per annum
Resident Permit for second car £50.00 per annum
Resident Permit for third or subsequent cars £70.00 per annum
Business Permit £245 per annum
Visitor Voucher 55p per day or 50% discount for residents
receiving state pension sold in whole books of
20 Daily Vouchers only.
Doctors/ Health Visitor Permit £24.00 per annum
Special Permit Charged at council's discretion
Administration type Charges
Refund Parking Permit and vouchers £5.50
Duplicate/replacement Parking Permit £5.50
Duplicate/replacement Parking Voucher £5.50 whole books only
*The charges may be amended by the Local Authority giving notice in accordance with section 46A
of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.
Durk Reyner
Head of Environment
Council Offices, The Campus, Welwyn Garden City, Herts AL8 6AE
18 May 2022

 

 

 

 

 

January 2022:

Proposals have now been advertised as displayed below based upon a parking consultation carried out since March 2021 to ask if they would like to see any parking restrictions. Full details can be found below:

Icon for pdf Maps - Resident Permit Scheme Icon for pdf Map plans - Verge and Footway Prohibition Icon for pdf Notice of Intent - Ellenbrook Parking Restrictions 

Icon for pdf Statement of Reasons - Resident Permit Scheme, Ellenbrook Icon for pdf Statement of Reasons - Verge and Footway Prohibition, Ellenbrook 

Icon for pdf Traffic Regulation Order - Resident Permit Scheme, Ellenbrook Icon for pdf Traffic Regulation Order - Verge and Footway Prohibition, Ellenbrook

Resident Permit Parking Scheme

Consultation results indicate a preference to introduce a resident permit parking scheme in the majority of roads. A resident permit scheme cannot be designed to run for selected dates and applies fairly across all weeks of the year. Permit scheme proposals would replace all single yellow lines in situ in those roads, but would leave any existing double yellow lines, and any junctions that still require double yellow lines would also be included for safety enhancement. 

Zone B23 being solely Ashbury Close timed Monday to Sunday 7am to 9pm.

This is due to the road's proximity to the University and student accommodation and takes on board requests from residents to make the restriction as long as possible to reduce student parking. 

Zone B24 Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm covering St Albans Road West 323 - 357, Selwyn Avenue, Selwyn Drive, Selwyn Crescent.

 

Zone B25 Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm covering Poplars Close, Poplar Avenue, Bramble Road and St Albans Road West 359 - 403.

Although Poplar Avenue and this section of St Albans Road West voted in small favour of keeping single yellow lines, a permit scheme in the adjoining roads could cause parking displacement. We noted comments that residents in Poplar Avenue wanted to keep the single yellow on the basis they did not want to pay for a permit. A permit is only required to be purchased if parking on the road during the restricted times, and a permit is not required if parking on the hardstanding/forecourt of a private property. Therefore, making a permit scheme would have the same effect as now where non residents being unable to park but giving residents as well as future residents and visiting trades people the option to park within the permit zone if they wish to buy a parking permit.

 

For more details about resident permit schemes (including relevant prices) and other parking restrictions please see www.welhat.gov.uk/parking/faq

 

Single Yellow Line

Brookside - this will be amended to Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm (the majority voted for a 9am start and 4pm finish) and covers all weeks of the year to ensure no parking displacement from nearby permit zones as well as the park from Ellenbrook Lane. Residents from this road mainly indicated they are happy with a single yellow line due to sufficient parking off the highway. Under these proposals, being outside of resident permit scheme boundaries residents would not be eligible to buy resident parking permits or visitor vouchers to park in the nearby permit zones in Selwyn's or St Albans Road West.  

 

Double Yellow Lines Please note Ellenbrook Lane, Ellenbrook Crescent and Wilkins Green Lane will see no changes to the current double yellow line restriction. Under these proposals, being outside of resident permit scheme boundaries residents would not be eligible to buy resident parking permits or visitor vouchers to park in the nearby permit zones in Selwyn's or St Albans Road West.  Haltside, Crossbrook and The Sidings did not vote in favour of a resident permit scheme and at this time no further restrictions will be proposed. 

 

Verge and Footway Prohibition Order (VFPO) 
     
Some residents raised concerns regarding the damage caused to grass verges or the obstruction of the footway as a result of parking. Therefore, the Council will be proceeding with a plan to introduce a Verge and Footway Prohibition Order, which would prohibit this practice. 

Residents should note that a Verge and Footway Prohibition Order extends from hedgerow to hedgerow and includes vehicle crossovers, in addition to footways and grass verges. We would also seek further clarification from County Council on proposing this restriction on sections of the Alban Way in the same manner as it is not part of the public highway but a cycle way. 

 

Past details:

March 2021 - We began a parking consultation for residents within Ellenbrook area - roads within the consultation area are:

Ashbury Close, St Albans Road West, Selwyn Avenue, Selwyn Crescent, Selwyn Drive, Ellenbrook Lane, Ellenbrook Crescent, Haltside, The Sidings, Crossbrook, Bramble Road, Poplar Avenue and Poplars Close 

Survey closed on Friday 7th May 2021.

We sent a follow up letter in September 2021 gathering views on potential restrictions.