Have your say on parking changes for Staple Hill

September 03 2019

PEOPLE are being invited to comment on plans to shake up parking in the Staple Hill area.

South Gloucestershire Council is consulting over a scheme to introduce new waiting restrictions.

These include double yellow lines and changes to maximum waiting times in areas of limited waiting.

School 'Keep Clear' markings also form part of the scheme, as well as preparations for the eventual introduction of electric vehicle charging bays in council car parks in Byron Place, Haynes Lane and Page Road.

The council wants to put double yellow lines at junctions and areas where parked vehicles reduce visibility and cause a safety hazard.

The authority is also looking at spots where service vehicles such as refuse lorries have problems due to bad parking.

The proposals include converting existing advisory white 'Keep Clear' markings to no waiting at any time restrictions.

In addition, waiting restrictions in Church Road will be reduced in order to allow enough parking for visitors to the church and leisure centre.

A council report says: “The purpose of this scheme is to restrict dangerous areas of parking, maintain visibility at accesses and junctions, whilst ensuring that there is adequate parking provision for residents and visitors accessing the local shops, businesses, and leisure centre.” 

Roads affected are Acacia Road, Albert Road, Beaufort Road, Broad Street, Christchurch Avenue, Church Road, Clarence Gardens, Clarence Road, Colston Street, Coronation Road, Crownleaze, Florence Road, Gloucester Road, High Street, James Close. Kendall Gardens, Leicester Square, Lower Station Road, Lydney Road, Morley Road, Pendennis Road, Portland Street, Riviera Crescent, Salisbury Gardens, Seymour Road, Shrubbery Road, Signal Road, South View, Southernhay, St Stephens Road, Station Road, Teewell Avenue, Teewell Hill, Wesley Close, West Park Road, Whitefield Close and York Road.

Subject to consultation responses, the proposals will be introduced in 2020.

The consultation is open until September 19. Full details and a questionnaire can be found on the council's website.