Decision details

East Reading Area Resident Permit Parking - Area 2 and Wokingham Road

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Executive Director for Economic Growth and Neighbourhood Services submitted a report providing the Sub-Committee with an opportunity to consider the implementation of ‘Area 2’ of the East Reading area Resident Permit Parking Scheme.  The objections that had been received to the statutory consultation on the Area 2 scheme were attached to the report at Appendix 1, drawings for the Area 2 scheme were attached at Appendix 2 and the proposals that had been recommended for Wokingham Road were attached to the report at Appendix 3.

East Reading Area Permit Parking – Area 2

Further to Minute 39 of the meeting held on 10 January 2019, the report explained that Area 1 had been implemented over the summer school holiday period 2019 and was ‘live’ (enforced) from 16 September 2109.  The decision to implement Area 2 had been deferred by the Sub-Committee pending the implementation of Area 1.

Wokingham Road

Further to Minute 54 of the meeting held on 7 March 2019, the report stated that it was recommended that the original proposal for the unrestricted bays on Wokingham Road, as set out in Appendix 3, should be progressed to statutory consultation and the Pay and Display tariff be advertised as follows:

·           Free of charge – 2 hours

·           3 hours – 50p

·           4 hours - £1

·           Each additional hour (or part, thereof) - +50p

It should be noted that parking during the ‘free’ period would still require purchase of a Pay and Display ticket, although the charge would be £0.

The report explained that while it was uncommon for free periods of on-street charging to apply in the Borough, it was considered that the parking bays represented a reasonably unique situation of being in a residential area, not directly within a shopping area, and the free period of charging reflected the typical two hour period of shared use parking applied within Resident Permit Parking restrictions elsewhere.

At the invitation of the Chair, Ricky Chana, local resident, and Bernadette Cowling of Earley Christian Fellowship addressed the Sub-Committee.

Resolved –

(1)     That the report be noted;

(2)     That the objections and other feedback noted in Appendix 1, attached to the report, be noted and that the proposals for Area 2 of the East Reading Residents’ Permit Parking scheme be agreed for implementation as advertised;

(3)     That the Assistant Director of Legal and Democratic Services be authorised to seal the resultant Traffic Regulation Order and no public inquiry be held into the proposals;

(4)     That respondents to the statutory consultation be informed of the decision of the Sub-Committee accordingly, following publication of the agreed minutes of the meeting;

(5)     That the Assistant Director of Legal and Democratic Services be authorised to undertake a statutory consultation for the proposed restrictions on Wokingham Road, as set out in paragraph 4.7 of the report;

(6)     That subject to no objections being received, the Assistant Director of Legal and Democratic Services be authorised to make the Traffic Regulation Order;

(7)     That any objection(s) received following the statutory advertisement be submitted to a future meeting;

(8)     That the Head of Transport (or appropriate Officer), in consultation with the appropriate Lead Councillor, be authorised to make minor changes to the proposals;

(9)     That no public enquiry be held into the proposals.

Publication date: 03/12/2019

Date of decision: 14/11/2019

Decided at meeting: 14/11/2019 - Traffic Management Sub-Committee

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