Residents invited to have a say on parking and traffic proposals across Harlow
Harlow Council / Thu 8th Jun 2023 at 07:02am
CONSULTATION is currently taking place on 10 new traffic regulation orders in Harlow which aim to curb nuisance parking and increase vehicle and pedestrian safety.
Most of the orders are being proposed to reduce problem parking in a number of areas across Harlow and increase vehicle and pedestrian safety by preventing parking in areas where it is unsafe. Others are aimed at improving parking or access for goods vehicles or stopping heavy good vehicles parking in residential areas.
The proposals aim to respond to concerns from residents and businesses but are open to full consultation before being taken forward.
The regulations, which are being proposed by the North Essex Parking Partnership on behalf of Harlow Council, cover a range of areas. There are 10 schemes currently being proposed:
The full details of these proposals can be read at https://north.parkingpartnership.org/policies-troproposals
Alternatively, a copy of the proposals can be obtained by emailing [email protected]
Consultation closes on 23 June.
Councillor Nicky Purse, cabinet portfolio holder for sustainability and environment, said:
“These proposed changes to the traffic regulation orders are important steps in improving road safety for drivers and pedestrians, as well as helping to improve residential and business areas.
“However, we need to hear from residents and businesses to ensure that their voices are heard on these matters – they of course live and work in these areas and their experiences and views need to be considered so that the right choices for all are made.”
Anyone wishing to object to the proposed orders should send in their grounds for objection in writing either at https://nepp.essexworkstraffweb.org.uk/consult/main.html or to TRO Comments, North Essex Parking Partnership, PO Box 5575, Colchester, CO1 9LT by 23 June 2023.
The parking on pavements needs to stop in many areas. No pedestrian should have to walk in the road because of People parking their cars on the pavements.This should have never ever been allowed.
Quart into a pint pot just like The UK.
FAO: RayMo. Pint pot? You were lucky. We never had a pint pot. We only had a rolled up newspaper. But you try and tell that to the young people of today and they won't believe you.
Yet again Momples Road / First Avenue junction is ignored.
Don’t you just love the march of communism, sorry socialism in this country. Surprised they are not bringing in jaywalking laws. Just think a whole new department set aside to control how and where we walk with limitless budgets of taxpayers money. Never mind that large areas of the country are relying on food banks etc. When will the penny drop?
Who asked for this work to be carried out? Have residents been written to? Are the signs on lampposts available in different languages? No sign put up in my cul-de-sac. Only a couple of weeks to respond?
More Parking Restrictions, but then the council,won't allow off road parking on your own property if it's a foot short of 5mts,Joke,how do people get on Charging Electric Vehicles?????
Every property should have 1 designated parking space. Anyone with more cars then has to find parking but at least you get a chance to park. Also stop large vans taking up 2 to 3 spaces.
Good idea Guy, jaywalking laws, that would just stop just stop oil nut jobs.
It’s not just vans that take up two spaces, in our street most don’t know how to park in a gap so choose the biggest space and park smack bang in the middle of it… they don’t work so don’t care.. most have 3/4 cars so it’s a scramble every night.. permits won’t change the parking as we over populated with more car owners than ever.. 10 houses 30 cars only 10 spaces..
My only addition would be repeater 30 signs on Pynest rd. I have stood at the bus stop there and seen cars go at an estimated 40 to 50 mph with two junior schools along it
Nothing for the momples Road and first avenue junction.
Parking on pavements in Copshall Close needs to stop!
White vans continue to be an issue in residential areas. As does the increase in SUVs and 4x4s. It's time that a proper parking committee was set up to give this situation the high priority it deserves and needs. Especially when bin lorries, ambulances and fire engines can't get round. Mark Gough - Reform UK
Lots of good comments that will be totally ignored.All these measures only add to the parking problems. I think its put about by the North Essex Parking Partnership. They would gain the most in issuing parking tickets in the name of Health and safety. Rich pickings.Also its a free for all where human nature takes its course with deliberate bad parking I.e take up 2 spaces instead of one. There is no forward thinking.Everybody needs a car but I cannot see any plans for additional parking or policy on home charging electric vehicles. Road rage and parking rage will continue and get worse. NEPP. reap the benefits. Consultation has a different meaning nowadays.It means...We told you. Has the elected councillors ever listened to the public majority who put them there? To coin another Monty Python phrase....What have the Council ever done for us? I'm with you Comrade
With all these restrictions coming in that's more fines for drivers and more money for the council without addressing the bigger problems parking on pavements , blocking roads near schools ,obsolete bus lanes not used
Pointless having restrictions if they are not enforced, The no stopping red lines by St Marks must be invisible as they are ignored everyday and since they were put in place I have only ever seen an enforcement vehicle once.
Its not about safety its about coffers for the council and parking enforcement! we all need to understand that when Harlow was built families had at most 1 car then fast forward to 2023 and you have multi occupancy homes that the council have given permission for and equally larger families hence lots more cars! I don't see anyone having to walk in the road as a result of cars on pavements as there is still a gap left for people and mobility scooters to pass. Why don't the council create more car parks for the residents instead of building on Garage plots that were originally built for cars!
Ladyshot should be one way!
Many good comments I can agree with. The first is where Harlow is now, and indeed society, compared to the vision of a thriving new town. Multiple governments and local authorities have failed to keep pace with developments. Secondly, the point of enforcement is very important. Surely there should be sufficient funds to increase this with all NEPP are raking in. As a Harlow born and raised resident, I struggle to understand WHY, with all the 'growth' the town has seen, services and infrastructure have declined so much. The Harlow I remember as a child is not what I see today. Shame on ALL the political parties and politicians over the years that have been rewarded handsomely, while the town has gone to pot (pun intended!).
If you look at great brays area no 102 there is alot of wasted space as the bush's are a dumping ground plus thay need to sort out the lay by as need lines put in so cars or vans no where to park
Yep totally agree regarding St Marks red lines being a waste of time. Everyone just parks where their car will fit