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New residents' parking scheme stage two - confirmation of scheme need
The local highway's area office will carry out an appropriate survey(s) within the area to establish whether there is a need for a residents' parking scheme in accordance with the criteria outlined below.
The survey(s) will be undertaken on a day and at a time to reflect the perceived problem. Typically for a perceived daytime issue survey(s) will be undertaken intermittently between the hours of 08:00 - 18.00 and for a perceived night time problem survey(s) will be undertaken intermittently between the hours of 18.00 - 08:00.
It is recognised that there are areas within the County which experience significant peaks in demand for parking at certain times of the year as a result of visitors. The survey(s) should therefore be undertaken at a time of the year to reflect when issues are felt to be most prevalent.
In order to substantiate a need, the survey(s) should confirm that owners/occupiers of the properties in the proposed zone and their visitors have significant difficulty finding reasonably convenient parking space for significant periods of the day or night by:
Demonstrating that less than 50% of the properties have either:
And demonstrating that:
For a daytime problem
For a night time problem
The local highway's area office will provide feedback to the champion, local County Councillors and the Area Committee Chairman on whether the surveys substantiate a need for a residents' parking scheme.