What is being proposed?
For the Sighthill area, a Restricted Parking Zone (RPZ) is proposed. An RPZ is created to help ease parking congestion in residential neighbourhoods, reduce private car commuting to these areas and eradicate obstructive and indiscriminate parking. The parking controls can be summarised as follows:
- Shared-use parking bays for use by residents, businesses and visitors.
- Residents' parking permits would be at a cost of £98 per annum or £27 quarterly (less than £1.89 per week annually).
- Business parking permits would be available at a cost of £650 per year (less than £2.50 per day, based on a 5 day week), as per other areas in the city.
- Visitor parking permits would be available for residents to purchase for their guests. These will be available in packs of 5 which cost £10 - £2 per voucher. Each voucher is valid for a set 6 hour time period and are in scratch card format.
- Plans are being implemented to introduce a new electronic system that will allow residents to purchase parking time for visitors to their properties on-line.
- Pay and display with a maximum stay of 3 hours at a cost of 40p for every 15 minutes.
- Designated bays for disabled vehicles and loading.
- Times during which parking charges will apply will be proposed as Monday - Sunday, 8.00am - 10.00pm. These may be reduced depending on feedback.
- No waiting at any time out with parking bays.
- A mandatory 20 MPH speed limit will be introduced throughout the zone.
What happens next in the process?
The next stage is publication of the proposals in a local newspaper. This proposal is advertised in the Evening Times by way of a notice. Notices are also erected in the roads affected by the proposal. The draft proposals are made available to view at the Council offices, 231 George Street, and on the Council's website.
Once the proposals have been advertised the Council will accept written support or objections to the proposals. Any questions or queries throughout this process can be sent to email@example.com.