Parking restrictions were introduced in May 2018, and consultation has now finished in Hill Rise area.
The sealed Traffic Regulation Order of restrictions for single and double yellow lines - 19th April 2018. The order came into effect on Monday 14th May 2018. This document also refers to the lengths of road affected by this Order. A Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) is a legal instrument that enables to regulate or prohibit the movement of traffic on the highway. They can apply to the regulation of speed, weight, movement and parking of vehicles as well as regulating pedestrian movement
Letter to residents notifying start of new single and double yellow lines.
This scheme reached the formal stage (Notice of Intent) and was advertised in the Welwyn Hatfield Times on the 3rd January 2018.
Public notices were also erected in the affected roads and letters sent to those residents impacted by the proposals.
The closing date for Objections was 27th January 2018.
Any objections received to the formal proposals were considered by the Cabinet Planning and Parking Panel on the 8th March 2018.
The Panels recommendations were then presented to Cabinet on the 3rd April 2018, and was approved.
Residents will be informed at every stage of the consultation process.
Residents responses to the consultation carried out at the end of last year have been analysed.
The majority of responses from those residents who reside in the top section of Hill Rise to the junction of Tolmers Avenue, indicate to proceed to the formal stage with a single yellow line, operating Monday - Friday, 11am - 1pm.
The Traffic Regulation Order will now be produced and sent to Herts County Council for approval. Residents will be notified in writing when this is formally advertised.
The majority of responses from residents who reside in the middle section of Hill Rise to the junction of Highfields have opted against the additional restrictions outside of their homes. Comments were received about the proposed double yellow lines at the junction of Sutherland Avenue, however due to the narrow section of this road and vehicles are completely blocking the pavement to allow free movement. The Council will be progressing this to the formal stage, the Traffic Regulation Order will now be produced and sent to Herts County Council for approval. Residents will be notified in writing when this is formally advertised.
Requests have been received for some junction protection at the top end of Hill Rise.
This was due to the narrow road and the tight turn you need to make when entering Hill Rise from The Ridgeway.
Any vehicles parked here make it incredibly difficult and dangerous.
The council proposed to introduce double yellow lines at the junction to prevent parking and ease congestion.
In response to the proposals, residents raised some concerns about the displacement of vehicles further down Hill Rise.
The letter to the right has been sent to residents in the area informing them of proposals to extend the restrictions on Hill Rise to the junction of Highfields. Residents have the option to opt for single yellow lines or a resident parking permit scheme.
A plan is enclosed outlining the extent of the restrictions.
If you have any comments to the proposals, please send these to the Council by the 15th December 2016.