The Committee considered a report of the Corporate Director of Regeneration, Economy and Growth which advised of the proposed changes to the Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) in Spennymoor and requested that they considered the objections made during the informal and formal consultation period (for copy see file of minutes).
The Strategic Traffic Manager gave a detailed presentation which included site location plans, aerial photos and photographs of the sites and details for the following restrictions;
· To introduce ‘no waiting at any time’ restrictions either side of the newly developed access road leading to Festival Walk Car Park, as well as either side of the access road leading from Holborn/Oxford Road into Aldi, to prevent obstructive parking and improve traffic flow. Three objections were received in the informal and formal consultation period from local residents and businesses.
Councillor Sterling asked if there was an option for permit holders only parking. The Strategic Traffic Manager explained this would incur a cost for residents and was not deemed necessary. He further explained that there was a criteria for permit parking and the location did not meet the criteria.
Councillor Howey asked if the Festival Walk carpark was free of charge. The Strategic Traffic Manager confirmed that it was free and there was no limit on the amount of time vehicles could be parked.
Councillor Sterling moved the proposals to be endorsed and this was seconded by Councillor Mavin.
That the proposal, in principle, to amend the Spennymoor Parking and Waiting Restrictions, Traffic Regulation Order, with the final decision to be made by the Corporate Director under delegated powers be endorsed.