September 30 2014 Latest news:
Will Lodge, Essex chief reporter
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Zone parking for Colchester residents is set to be introduced from September.
Crouch Street, Manor Road, Papillion Road, Crowhurst Road, Popes Lane, St Albans Road, Rawstorn Road
Sussex Road, New Kiln Road, Endsleigh Court, The Chantry, Lockhart Avenue
St John’s Green, Flagstaff Road, Walsingham Road, Cedars Road, South Street, Chapel Street South, Cavalry Road Garland Road, Stable Road, Crimea Walk, Wellington Street, West Street, Butt Road, Burlington Road, Beaconsfield Avenue, Alexandra Terrace, Alexandra Road.
Wellesley Road, Creffield Road, Oxford Road, Inglis Road, Salisbury Avenue, Wickham Road, Errington Road, Butt Road, Hospital Road, Gray Road
West Lodge Road, The Avenue, Silvanus Close, Queens Road, Cambridge Road, Victoria Road, Ireton Road, Honywood Road, Christchurch Court, Hamilton Road, Maldon Road, Butt Road, Constantine Road, St Helena Road, Vint Crescent, Roddam Close, Drury Road, Park Road.
Cromwell Road, Fairfax Road, Golden Noble Hill, Lucas Road, Magdalen Street , Mersea Road, Military Road, Mill Street, Portland Road, Shrubland Road
Charles Street, Gladstone Road, Goodey Close, Granville Road, James Street, Kendall Road, New Town Road, Wimpole Road, Winnock Road, Winsley Road
St Peter’s Street, Middle Mill, Northgate Street, Shortcut Road, Nunn’s Road, West Stockwell Street, East Stockwell Street, Stockwell, St Helen’s Lane, Taylor Court, Maidenburgh Street, Museum Street, Ryegate Road
Castle Road, Roman Road
Albert Street, Catchpool Road, Causton Road, Cowdray Avenue, Jarmin Road, Kings Head Court, Kings Meadow Road, Margaret Road, Mercers Way, North Station Road, Serpentine Walk
Belle Vue Road, Colne Bank Avenue, Clarendon Way, John Harper Street, Morten Road, North Station Road (even numbers 50-82 & 108-140 and odd numbers 139-157 only), Orchard Road and St Paul’s Road
Bergholt Road, Braiswick, Enid Way, Golden Dawn Way, Hugh Dickson Road, Longacre, Prior Way, Rose Crescent, Three Crowns Road, Tufnell Way
Bruff Close, Mile End Road, Rectory Close
Alma Street, Anchor Hill, Anglesea Road, Bath Street, Belle Vue Road, Bethany Street, Black Buoy Hill, Blythe Lane, Brook Street, Chapel Street, Clifton Terrace, De Vere Close, De Vere Lane, East Street, Falcon Yard, Hamilton Yard, High Street, Joliffes Yard, Malting Yard, Old Ferry Road, Paget Road, Phillip Road, Quay Street, Rebow Road, Rose Lane, St John’s Road, Station Road, The Quay, The Folly, The Pound, The Shipwrights, West Street
A series of zones will be created around the town, with an additional zone in lower Wivenhoe.
The changes to existing schemes have been agreed following a recent consultation, with some changes being made to the initial proposals in response to the more than 1,200 comments made.
In central zones particularly permit holders will be able to park in neighbouring areas further away from the town centre where there is less demand, while residents close to the Butt Road and Napier Road car parks will also be able to use them overnight from 6pm to 8am.
Each household will be limited to two permits, and work will be carried out on signs to make the system clearer.
The new system will affect around 7,400 households, and their visitors.
Once this zone system has been introduced Colchester Borough Council will look to bring in schemes in other areas.
Martin Hunt, borough councillor for street services, said: “We received many comments during the consultation and these have shaped the proposals that will be implemented.
“It is clear there are strong views on where and when permit parking should be provided. In many areas people made it clear they wanted no change and I have, as promised, responded to this.
“The changes planned for each of the zones still aim to better enable residents living in permit areas, and their visitors, to park. Considering each zone in turn, they also reflect the views of other uses found in some residential areas, including schools and businesses.
“Many residents will see more choice of areas where they can park and allocating permits will be fairer, reflecting high demand and limited space available for parking.”
Full details for each zone are available at www.colchester.gov.uk/permitparkingreview.