Corner of long mead
Reported via mobile in the Pavement and Cycle path category anonymously at 19:28, Wednesday 21 April 2021
Sent to Central Bedfordshire Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 355229.
Hoping for a parking restriction on the pavement of the corner as constantly having people blocking access to our driveway. Also when lorries and Bingen wish to access Alsop close they cannot as there is usually a car parked there and the owners sometime refuse to move the vehicle.
Thank you for contacting us with information relating to a Highways issue. Your request has been passed to our Traffic Management Team for further investigation. They will inspect the area, look at existing records and investigate the feasibility of the request. They may need to carry out new surveys and consult local Councils or other bodies. They will consider existing budgets and other requests before deciding on the best course of action. All cases vary but this work can often take 4 or more weeks to complete. Please contact us 0300 300 8049 if you would like more information on the progress of this report.
Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 17:41, Thursday 22 April 2021
Thank you for contacting us to request a parking restriction.
The issue of parking and how to deal with problems is often viewed differently and there may not be a simple answer to a problem, especially where demand outweighs available road space. Parking restrictions will only be introduced where there is a clear need, with priority given to those relating to road safety. Central Bedfordshire Council currently reviews new parking restriction requests on a holistic basis, taking the wider area into account. Reacting to one concern in an isolated area can potentially move the problem to another area.
You may wish to contact your local parish or town council in the first instance as they will need to support any request for further consideration to be given. Other factors considered when assessing requests are:
- the possibility of displacing the parking problem to another street
- how many people support or do not support the request.
Where a request is confirmed and justified by Officers and there is enough local support, they may be included in a future consultation to make a change to the Traffic Regulation Orders for that area. The whole process can be quite lengthy, and it can take up to 18 months to introduce any new parking restrictions. Thank you once again for your feedback.
State changed to: Closed
Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 11:30, Friday 7 May 2021
This report is now closed to updates. You can make a new report in the same location.