Results of Prohibition of Verge and Pavement Parking Consultation

Landsborough Gate and Drummound Hay, Willen 

Milton Keynes Council ran an informal consultation between 28/09/2017 – 31/10/2017 on introducing a Verge and Pavement Parking ban to Landsborough Gate and Drummound Hay.

Milton Keynes Council sent letters to all properties in Drummound Hay and Landsborough Gate (35 properties) asking residents to complete a short questionnaire.

This was because Milton Keynes Council had received a request from the local parish council who wrote to residents of Willen. This was to address the parking issues at Willen local centre, school and adjacent roads. The letter asked for the views of the residents on how severe is parking on pavement and verges. The parish council received a large response from residents of Landsborough Gate.

We also included Drummond Hay in our informal consultation, as if the ban is introduced in Landsborough Gate, this would displace parking and cause motorists to park in Drummond Hay.

We sent letters to 35 properties asking for their views on implementing  a verge and pavement parking ban. 47 questionnaires were returned.

The scheme proposed that the restriction would apply at all times, meaning there would be a 24 hour verge and pavement ban in Wordsworth Avenue.

  1. Question 1: How much is vehicles parking on pavements & verges an issue in Landsborough Gate & Drummound Hay?

Responses:

Not a problem - 0

Don't notice it - 0

Slight problem - 1

Sometimes can be a problem - 3

Serious problem - 10

  1. Would you like the Council to implement a 24 hour verge & pavement ban Landsborough Gate & Drummound Hay?

This was either a Yes or No answer.

13 were in favour of the ban which equates to 93%

As the response rate was over the required 70% a verge and pavement ban in Landsborugh Gate and Drummound Hay is now being implemented subject to budget.

Update to Verge and Pavement Ban for Wordsworth Avenue, Newport Pagnell

We have recently consulted with residents of Wordsworth Avenue (at their request) as to whether they wanted a verge and pavement parking ban implemented. The signing cost for this scheme alone exceeded £12,000, rendering it unviable. If the side roads could have been included in the ban, the area could have been signed as a zone (meaning a lot less signs) which would have significantly reduced costs.

We have consulted with residents of the side streets to see if they will agree to the implementation of the ban (meaning that we could afford to implement it to Wordsworth Avenue also). Unfortunately, they have not agreed and as a result of this we are unable to progress the scheme at this time.

We acknowledge that this is not the outcome the residents were hoping for and apologise that we have been unable to progress this scheme.

Wordsworth Avenue, Newport Pagnell Verge and Pavement Parking Ban

Milton Keynes Council received representation from local residents stating that the road is becoming unsafe for both residents and children on a daily basis due to vehicles parking on the verges and pavements.

We sent letters to 112 properties in Wordsworth Avenue asking for their views on implementing  a verge and pavement parking ban. 47 questionnaires were returned.

The scheme proposed that the restriction would apply at all times, meaning there would be a 24 hour verge and pavement ban in Wordsworth Avenue.

Question 1:How much is vehicles parking on pavements and verges an issue in Wordsworth Avenue?

Responses:

Not a problem - 4

Don't notice it - 3

Slight problem - 4

Sometimes can be a problem - 12

Serious problem - 24

51.07% said it was a serious problem and 25.53% said sometimes it can be a problem which equates to 76.6% of residents who felt there was a parking issue in Wordsworth Avenue.

Question 2:Would you like the Council to implement a 24 hour verge and pavement parking ban in Wordsworth Avenue?

This was either a yes or no answer.

35 were in favour of the ban which equates to 74.4%.

1 responder declined to answer.

As the response rate was over the required 70% a verge and pavement ban in Wordsworth Avenue is now being considered.

Hayes and 51-61 London Road, Stony Stratford

Milton Keynes Council received representation from local residents stating that the road is becoming unsafe for both residents and children on a daily basis due to vehicles parking on the verges and pavements.

We sent letters to all residents in Hayes and also numbers 51-61 in London Road (odd numbers only) a total of 45 properties.

The scheme proposed a 24 hour verge and pavement parking ban.

Question 1: How much is vehicles parking on pavements and verges an issue in Hayes?

Responses:

Not a problem - 5

Don't notice it - 1

Slight problem - 2

Sometimes can be a problem - 11

Serious problem - 15

44.12% said it was a serious problem and 32.35% said it can sometimes be a problem which equates to 76.47% stating there are parking issues in Hayes.

Question 2: Would you like the Council to implement a 24 hour verge and pavement parking ban in Hayes?

This was either a yes or no answer.

23 residents were in favour of the ban which equates to 70% of the responses.

1 responder declined to answer.

As the response rate was over the required 70% a verge and pavement ban in Hayes is now being considered.

Last Updated: 25 March 2019