Updated July 2022

Due to objections received, the below proposals will be considered along with objections and Parking Services report at Cabinet Planning and Parking Panel on WELWYN HATFIELD BOROUGH COUNCIL on 15th September 2022 at 7:30pm. Further details of the meeting can be found here: Agenda for Cabinet Planning and Parking Panel on Thursday 15th September 2022, 7.30 pm - Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council (welhat.gov.uk)

A copy of the report with objections will appear on the meeting link 7 days before the meeting is held.

 

 

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 in principal to a Resident Permit Scheme, but requested further work to take place to ascertain what time period(s) residents overall would prefer. We sent letters to residents after the local elections in May 2022 to outline our next steps and an invite to a further survey asking if residents wanted the permit zone to operate Monday to Friday 10am-12noon or Monday to Saturday 8am-6pm.

We extended the survey until Sunday 19th June 2022 to vote on two permit zone time options as well as an additional comments box.  Residents in the consultation area were sent a letter on 30th June 2022 explaining the results and the next steps which includes advertising a new Traffic Regulation Order proposal for the permit zone times to be Monday to Friday 10am to 12noon. The recent survey results indicated 69% of respondents voted for Monday to Friday 10am-12noon. 

 

Two NEW Traffic Regulation Orders have been advertised on Wednesday 6th July 2022. Objections to the proposals should be made in writing via post to Mr Geoff Sampson, Council Offices, The Campus, Welwyn Garden City, Herts AL8 6AE OR by email at parkingservices@welhat.gov.uk by 27th July 2022, stating the grounds on which they are made.

 

Outline of the proposals:

The first TRO proposes a resident permit zone Monday to Friday 10am - 12noon (2 hours a day) in Athelstan Walk North, Athelstan Walk South, Broadwater Crescent, By The Mount, Corals Mead, Creswick Court, Edgars Court, Goblins Green, Moatwood Green and The Reeds. It also creates provisions to install double yellow lines on junctions and places on the public highway where parking would cause obstruction or highway vision issues.

If the proposal was approved this would mean any resident in the area who wishes to park on the highway in the permit zone during any of the operational times would need to buy a resident permit or visitor voucher to cover vehicles being parked. This would also be available for residents to accommodate resident parking. Details on permit including prices and required documents can be seen at the following link: https://www.welhat.gov.uk/parking-permits 

A information document covering some questions we receive from residents can be seen here: Icon for pdf Permit Zone Information

 

Permit Zone and Double Yellow Lines:

A copy of the plan: Icon for pdf Peartree1 Plan July 2022 - Permit Zone and DYL

The Draft TRO which also lists the eligible properties: Icon for pdf Peartree1 Draft TRO July 2022 - Permit Zone and DYL

The Public Notice (which also shows the permit prices) and Statement of Reason for proposal: Icon for pdf Peartree1 Statement of Reasons July 2022 - Permit Zone and DYL Icon for pdf Peartree1 Public Notice July 2022 - Permit Zone and DYL

 

The second TRO proposes a Verge and Footway Prohibition. This proposal is to give enforcement officers powers to issue Penalty Charge Notices (fines) to any vehicle parked upon the public highway verge or footway in the advertised area. 

A copy of the plan: Icon for pdf Peartree1 Plan July 2022 - Verge/Footway Prohibition

The Draft TRO which also lists the eligible properties: Icon for pdf Peartree1 Draft TRO July 2022 – Verge/Footway Prohibition

The Public Notice and Statement of Reason for proposal: Icon for pdf Peartree1 Statement of Reasons July 2022 - Verge/Footway Prohibition Icon for pdf Peartree1 Public Notice July 2022 - Permit Zone and DYL 

 

 

January 2022:

Proposals for a resident permit parking scheme, operating Monday to Saturday, 8am-6pm, together with double yellow line junction protection and a verge protection order were advertised as a Notice of Intention on 12th January 2022. Residents had until 3rd February 2022 to submit any formal objections.