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Torry Parking Proposals - CONSULTATION CLOSED

Torry Parking Proposals. Public Consultation (14/07/10 - 11/08/10).

Background

Residents and businesses in Torry are to be given the opportunity over the next 4 weeks to comment on proposed parking measures aimed at boosting business and regeneration in the area. The measures are part of Aberdeen City Council's contribution to the Retail Rocks! Initiative aimed at regenerating Torry's shopping centre through providing incentives to small businesses.

Changes to parking in Torry, if approved, will see the creation of additional sections of short-stay free parking in and around the Victoria Road area. It is anticipated that these measures will go some way to providing easier access to the local businesses and services whilst retaining residential parking provision outside of business hours. Additionally, alterations to the operation of the existing off-street car park in Crombie Road are being considered to provide 22 free short-stay parking spaces with the remainder of the car park being unrestricted.

The proposals are intended to benefit the local businesses during trading hours without adversely affecting residential parking in the evenings.

The proposals are as follows:

Option 1: Sinclair Road, North Side

  • Alteration of the existing parking restrictions outside Nos. 3-11 to create an additional 6 parking bays during the daytime period which would be subject to a 2hr max stay restriction.

Option 2: Victoria Road, East Side

  • Alteration of existing parking restrictions outside Nos. 55-63 to create a 12m long dedicated loading bay and one additional parking bay subject to a 45min max stay restriction.

Option 3: Menzies Road, South Side

  • Alteration of existing parking restrictions outside No. 7 to create an additional 3 parking bays during the daytime period which would be subject to a 45min max stay restriction.

Option 4: Victoria Road, West Side

  • Alteration of existing parking restrictions outside Nos. 58-66 to create an additional 2 parking bays during the daytime period which would be subject to a 45min max stay restriction.

Option 4a: Victoria Road, West Side

  • Alteration of existing parking restrictions outside Nos. 74-78 to provide a dedicated loading bay.

Option 5: Victoria Road, East Side

  • Alteration of existing waiting restrictions outside Nos. 85-91 to create an additional 2 parking bays during the daytime period which would be subject to a 45min max stay restriction.

Option 6: Walker Road, South Side

  • Alteration of existing unrestricted kerbside outside Nos. 1-7 to create an additional 6 parking bays during the daytime period to create an additional 6 parking bays which would be subject to a 45min max stay restriction.

Option 7: Crombie Road, South Side

  • Alteration of existing waiting restrictions outside Victoria Hall to create an additional 4 parking bays during the daytime period which would be subject to a 45min max stay restriction.

Option 8: Grampian Road, North Side

  • Alteration of existing unrestricted kerbside outside Nos. 2-6 to create an additional 3 parking bays which would be subject to a 2hr max stay restriction.

Option 9: Grampian Road, South Side

  • Alteration to existing unrestricted kerbside outside Torry Library to create an additional 3 parking bays during the daytime period which would be subject to a 45min max stay restriction.

Option 10, Victoria Road, South-west Side

  • Alteration to existing unrestricted kerbside outside Nos. 130-136 to create an additional 4 parking bays during the daytime period which would be subject to a 45min max stay restriction.

Option 11, Crombie Road Car Park

  • Retain half of the car park as an unrestricted parking area and to apply a timed restriction (2 hr max stay, no return within 1 hr) to the other half (23 spaces) with the boundary being delineated by an internal fence and signage.

Current Consultation

Aberdeen City Council is currently taking the scheme through the formal legal process to create the required Traffic Regulation Order and thereafter undertake the implementation of the scheme.

In accordance with legislative procedures, members of the public now have the opportunity to consider the finalised proposals as part of the public advertisement. During this time statutory consultees and members of the public will have the opportunity to lodge a formal objection to any of the proposed measures.

Full details of the proposals are to be found in the draft order, which, together with maps showing the intended measures and an accompanying statement of the Council's reason for promoting them, may be examined during normal office hours on weekdays between Wednesday, 14 July, 2010, and Wednesday, 11 August, 2010, in the offices of the Traffic Operations Team on the second floor of St Nicholas House, Broad Street, Aberdeen. Street notices will be displayed in the affected areas during the consultation period outlining the basis of the Traffic Regulation Order and the procedure to be followed in order to submit an objection.

Objections

Anyone wishing to object to the proposed order should send details of the grounds for objection in writing to:

  • Roderick MacBeath
    Head of Democratic Services
    Aberdeen City Council
    Town House
    ABERDEEN

The statutory objection period runs from 14 July until 11 August, 2010, inclusively. Any objection should state (1) the name and address of the objector, (2) the matters to which it relates, and (3) the grounds on which it is being made.

Any person who submits an objection should note that the Committee agendas are public documents, available in libraries and also distributed to the press. Objectors' names and addresses, perhaps with summaries of their observations, will be able to be found in these agendas. Also, although the original letters of objection will not ordinarily be copied as part of the agenda, they are available for inspection by Councillors and are essentially in the public domain. To that extent, however, they are redacted, with e-mail addresses, telephone numbers and signatures blanked out.

Contact

  • Roads officers can be contacted via telephone during the period of consultation on 01224 523474.

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