Hughes Road: Parking Consultation

Closed 27 Feb 2022

Opened 27 Jan 2022

Overview

The Council has received two petitions concerning vehicles not belonging to local properties being parked for long periods of time in Hughes Road.  This extra parking pressure can hinder access to local properties as well as making it difficult for local residents and their visitors to park on the road when needed.  If locally supported, new parking controls could be introduced to help resolve this issue.

We appreciate from the two petitions and from corresponding individually with local residents that there is differing opinions on what should be done. We are therefore conducting this consultation with all local properties in Hughes Road to understand which option is most widely supported.  We would like to know your view.

When completing a questionnaire, you will be able to make any comments relating to any of the following options.  For example, if you are mainly in agreement with one of the options but would like to see some alterations, this can be stated in the comments box.

Option A: Double yellow lines

Double yellow lines could be introduced along the full length of Hughes Road to prevent all vehicles from being able to park on-street at all times. 

Double yellow lines would apply to everyone, whether you are a local resident or not.  As these restrictions are intended to keep the entire road clear of parked vehicles, parking bays would generally not be provided.  This option may not be viable for those residents that do not have access to off-street parking.

Option B: Single yellow lines

Single yellow lines could be introduced to prevent vehicles from being able to park in Hughes Road during specified times.  The times of operation would be decided based on the feedback received to this consultation.

Single yellow lines would apply to everyone, whether you are a local resident or not.  A small number of parking bays may also be provided for those residents and their visitors that need to park on-street during the controlled times.  These bays could be free (available on a first come first served basis) or protected for local permit holders only. Respondents will be asked for their preference over the provision of any parking bays when completing a questionnaire. 

Option C: Permit holder only parking

Permit parking controls could be introduced to only allow vehicles belonging to local properties to park in Hughes Road during specified times.  The times of operation would be decided based on the feedback received to this consultation.

Signs would be displayed at the start of the road to indicate that parking past that point is for local permit holders only.  Repeater signs would be provided on most lighting columns.  Bay markings or single yellow lines would not be introduced. 

Option D: No change

The existing uncontrolled parking arrangement in Hughes Road could be left alone.  Residents may not experience any parking issues, or they may prefer to live with those issues instead of having new parking controls introduced.

What are the charges for parking permits?

Where options are given for permit parking, it is useful to know that the cost of applying online for one Resident Permit, covering 12 months, is £20.  A second permit is available for £100 and any further permits cost £180.  Six-month permits are also available.  Residents may also purchase Visitor Tickets to give to their visitors at £10 for a book of 10 tickets.  Each Visitor Ticket is valid for one whole day. Business permits cost £420 for 12 months.  Disabled badge holders and owners of fully electric vehicles may obtain their permit FREE of charge.

Please note, only one completed questionnaire will be accepted per household. In the event of multiple submissions from the same postal address, only the most recent will be accepted. 

Areas

  • Hainault

Audiences

  • All residents

Interests

  • Neighbourhoods