Monday, 17 August 2015

Redlands Parking: Public Consultation Announced

New Ideas For Residents Parking In Redlands
Earlier in the summer we promised to work up some new ideas to deal with the ever growing pressures on residents' car parking in Redlands.

So, we can now publish details of those ideas, together with the date of a Public Consultation event.


SUMMARY OF THE SUGGESTIONS

  1. A Resident Permit (RP) parking is proposed between 8am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday, to protect parking for residents in residential streets where the majority of households do not have off-street parking.
  2. Pay & Display (P&D) limited hours parking is proposed between 8am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday, in the areas of highest demand near the Royal Berks Hospital and the University of Reading.
  3. Shared use P&D / RP parking where the majority of households do have off-street parking allowing residents’ permit holders to park all day.
  4. P&D parking charges are proposed to be in line with current charges for the RBH multi-storey car park.
  5. No changes are proposed to the current arrangements on roads with existing RP schemes.
  6. It is proposed to incorporate all roads with RP schemes between Redlands Road and Eastern Avenue (but not including Eastern Avenue) into a wider 15R zone.
  7. Limited free waiting parking provision on Erleigh Road (between Alexander Road and Eastern Ave) to enable parking for the local shops.
  8. The provision of on-street parking in the scheme area has been maximised in accordance with highway rules and the requirements of the emergency services.

 Exhibition and Informal Consultation

Monday 28 September 2015   5:00pm to 7:00pm

St Lukes Church Hall, Erleigh Road
Traffic officers, Fire Brigade and your local
Labour Councillors will be there to hear your views.

 Parking Schemes for Residents Explained In A Nutshell

  • Each household is allowed a maximum of 2 permits.
  • Permits will only be issued to cars registered at an owner’s address within Redlands parking scheme area.
  • The 1st parking permit is FREE, the 2nd costs £120 a year.
  • Each household is entitled to 2 books of 20 half-day visitor tickets FREE each year and more books can be purchased at £22 a book.
  • More details of how the scheme works can be found at:http://beta.reading.gov.uk/parkingpermits

Please let us know what you think

Contact Tony:   tony.jones@reading.gov.uk   0771 414 9927 @TonyJonesLab
Contact David:  david.absolom@reading.gov.uk   0777 181 9788 @davidabsolom
Contact Jan:     jan.gavin@reading.gov.uk   0782 886 7950 @cllrJanGavin
Post to: Redlands Labour Party, 34, Morgan Road, Reading RG1 5HG

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