Well, our consultation on the Saltburn Parking Proposals (TRO) has ended, and the result is very much against waiting times. Given this emphatically negative outcome, the Cabinet has decided the planned waiting restrictions will not go ahead. We have listened carefully to residents’ views. Going forward, we will only seek to increase the number of parking spaces wherever possible, and remove/put in some double yellow lines. I think what we need to do next is seek out sources of funding, especially from the Tees Valley Combined Authority, to do works which will create more parking spaces in Saltburn.
Thank you to all the residents who sent in responses to the consultation – I think it is always good for people to take part in democratic processes, whatever the outcome. If nothing else, the exercise has made residents aware of the pressure on ward councillors and the concerns of some residents over parking issues in our wonderful and increasingly popular town. I would also like to thank my fellow ward councillors Philip Thomson and Stuart Smith.
Here is the official press release:
Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council
For immediate release
Road safety measures planned for Saltburn after major listening exercise
ADDITIONAL road safety measures are to be introduced in Saltburn after a public consultation.
Yellow lines will be painted at the junctions of Ruskin Avenue, The Chine , Windsor Road, Marske Road, Glenside, Rear Hilda Place, Tweed Street, Macnay Street, Marine Parade, Coral Street, Garnet Street, Upleatham Street and Milton Street as an addition to existing road safety measures.
However, proposals to limit the length of parking times in some areas of the town have been rejected following the Council’s consultation. It had been suggested that a limited parking periods be introduced in various town centre streets including on Marine Parade during the summer season. However, after 98.9 % of nearly 300 respondents objected to the idea, it has been decided not to proceed with the proposals.
Councillor Bob Norton, Cabinet Member for Economic Growth, said: “Road safety is always our priority which I am sure the vast majority of the public will appreciate and that’s why there will be some additional yellow lines. However, we pride ourselves on being a listening council and this shows that we have done just that. I would like to thank everybody who took part in the consultation – it was an excellent response.”
The consultation took place from Friday 11 January to Monday 4 February