Results of resident permit consultations

Results of the consultation for a resident permit parking only scheme in Caldecotte March 2019

We had received representations from the local Councillors and Parish Council that residents were experiencing significant inconvenience by non- residents parking in Caldecotte. The implementation of a permit scheme will remove non-resident vehicles which will significantly reduce the obstructive parking (e.g. blocking drive-ways/parking too near junctions). If implemented, restrictions would apply Monday – Friday between 9am – 6pm meaning that only those with a valid resident, visitor or medical/carer parking permit would be able to park on the road-space in Caldecotte.

Milton Keynes Council ran a consultation between the 18 January – 22 February 2019. The deadline was extended to the 1 March for any late responses.  We invited residents to complete a questionnaire by answering either yes or no as to whether they would like us to introduce a Resident Permit Parking Scheme.

Milton Keynes Council sent letters to all of the houses in Gatewick Lane, Monellan Grove, Monellan Crescent, Heybridge Crescent and Longhedge (142).  

Results:

No. Households Surveyed

Households

Returned

No. Of Responses

142

103

73%

Implementation of a resident permit scheme will only proceed if a minimum of 50% of those properties consulted respond. Of the 50% that respond, 70% or over must be in favour.

We received 215 responses, of these 10 were out of area for the consultation, one responded twice and one incomplete questionnaire was received which could not be counted (12).

Of the 203 responses 193 were in favour of a scheme.

In Favour Of Scheme

% In Favour

193

95%

Against Scheme

% In Favour

10

5%

In summary 73% of the properties consulted responded, which is over the required 50% response rate and 95% are in favour of the scheme, which is over the 70% required.

The Council recommend that we proceed to formal statutory consultation, with the support of the local Councillors and the Parish Council ,as over 70% of respondents are in support of the introduction of a resident permit parking only scheme.

Review of the Resident Permit Parking Scheme in Bradwell Common June 2018

Following requests from local Councillors we undertook a further consultation with residents. We sent letters to all properties in Bradwell Common asking residents to complete a short questionnaire.

604 properties were sent letters and invited to respond to the survey (Do you want the scheme removed yes/no) 126 properties returned completed surveys.

For the Council to consider proceeding with any scheme, they require 50% of properties to respond. Only 21% of properties responded which is not sufficient for the Council to proceed to Statutory Consultation.

In conclusion the scheme will be retained. 

Residents will be given a four week grace period to apply, if necessary, for a permit before enforcement recommences on 1 November 2018

Statutory consultation results for the removal of the resident permit parking scheme in Conniburrow

Following the statutory consultation held 10 - 31 May 2018 we received objections from the residents of Cleavers Avenue. The lead resident provided a petition that had been carried out as to whether the residents in Cleavers Avenue wanted to keep or remove the scheme.

Having considered the objections received, in agreement with the Ward Members, it has been decided that the resident permit parking scheme is removed in its entirety for the whole of Conniburrow

Please be advised that legally we are only required to review a scheme once every 5 years. In some circumstances we will consider reviewing a scheme after 2 years

We are now taking steps to legally remove the Traffic Regulation Order (TRO).This process can take up to eight weeks and will involve a statutory consultation to remove the scheme in its entirety.  We cannot remove the signs until the TRO has been legally revoked.

If you require a refund for your permit please read the Refund Policy (PDF, 266KB) and if applicable complete the refund application form (PDF, 122KB).

 

Bradwell Common - Removal of resident permit parking only scheme (July 2017)

Following requests from local residents for us to review the current resident permit parking only scheme, we sent letters to all properties in Bradwell Common asking residents to complete a short questionnaire.

  • 169 responses were received,
  • representing 28% of the 604 properties consulted.
  • 46% were in favour of removal of the scheme
  • 54% were not in favour of removing the scheme

In line with policy, this falls short of the 70% required to either implement, change or remove a scheme (the 70% has been chosen as any less, e.g. 60/40, risks displeasing as many as it pleases).

In view of this, the scheme will be retained. 

 

Ladymeadow Court and Digby Croft, Middleton - Removal of resident permit parking only scheme

Following requests from local residents for us to remove the current resident permit parking only scheme, we sent letters to all properties in Digby Croft and Ladymeadow Court asking residents to complete a short questionnaire.  

  • 41 responses were received
  • representing 50% of the 82 properties consulted,
  • 88% were in favour of the removal of the scheme 
  • 22% were not in favour of removing the scheme

In line with policy, this exceeds the 70% threshhold required to implement, change or remove a scheme

We're now taking steps to legally remove the Traffic Regulation Order (TRO).  This process is subject to statutory consultation and objections can be made at this stage.  We cannot remove the signs until the TRO has been legally revoked.

 

Linford Avenue, Newport Pagnell Resident Permit Parking Only scheme

  • 87 responses were received
  • representing 98% of the 89 properties consulted

Question 1: How much is non-resident parking an issue on Linford Avenue?

Responses:  

  • Not a problem - 26,
  • Don't notice it  - 8,
  • Slight problem - 8,
  • Sometimes can be a problem - 27,
  • Serious problem - 18.  

31% said it was a serious problem and 21% said it can sometimes be a problem which equates to 52% of residents feeling there's a parking issue.  This does not meet the 70% criteria to introduce such a scheme.

Question 2:How often are you able to park at your property?

Responses:

  • All the time - 42,
  • Most of the time - 27,
  • Some of the time - 12,
  • Hardly ever - 3,
  • Never - 3.  

The majority of the residents can park their vehicles most of the time.

Question 3: From 1 April 2017 MKC will introduce charges for resident and visitor parking permits at £25 per resident/visitor permit per person, with a pay as you go option for visitors available at £1 per visit.  Accepting that all resident permit parking schemes cause a degree of inconvenience to the residents living within them, do you want such a scheme to be introduced in your street?  

Responses:

  • Yes - 13,
  • No - 73.  
  • 84% of residents do not want the scheme to be introduced

In line with policy, this exceeds the 70% threshhold required to implement, change or remove a scheme

The scheme will not go ahead and will not be reviewed for a minimum of two years.

 

Brockwell, Newport Pagnell resident permit scheme

Of the 12 properties consulted, 15 questionnaires were returned.

Question1: How much is non-resident parking an issue on Brockwell?

Responses:

  • Sometimes can be a problem - 7, 
  • Serious problem - 8.  
  • 100% of respondents felt this was an issue.

Question 2: How often are you able to park at your property?

Responses:

  • All the time - 2,
  • Most of the time - 8,
  • Some of the time - 5.  
  • 100% of residents can park their vehicles most of the time.

Question 3: From 1 April 2017 MKC will introduce charges for resident and visitor parking permits at £25 per resident/visitor permit per person, with a pay as you go option for visitors available at £1 per visit.  Accepting that all resident permit parking schemes cause a degree of inconvenience to the residents living within them, do you want such a scheme to be introduced in your street?

Responses:  

  • Yes - 15,
  • No - 0.
  • 100% of respondents are in favour of the scheme being introduced.  

In line with policy, this exceeds the 70% threshhold required to implement, change or remove a scheme

This will now go to statutory consultation for any objections to the scheme to be registered.

 

Results following statutory consultation for Brockwell - July 2017

We have received a legal objection during the statutory consultation and after further investigation have decided not to proceed with the scheme.

1. We have noted that all properties have private off road parking.

2. There is no external cause of migratory parking, i.e. it is not caused by nearby shops/offices or a school, and thus a resident permit scheme is unlikely to be effective as it will damage the overall holistic balance of parking in Newport Pagnell.

3. Other areas in Newport Pagnell suffer similar and worse parking problems, and the implementation of a permit only scheme to Brockwell is likely to lead to further requests for schemes in other streets of Newport Pagnell.  The end result being the same number of vehicles parked just all displaying permits, i.e. the implementation of a permit scheme will not create additional parking spaces.

4. We will undertake some monitoring of the parking situation over the next 6 months, including in the evening, and make an additional assessment in 6 months’ time whether a wider area review is required.

 

Orchard Rise, Olney resident permit parking only scheme

Number of responses received - 16. 

Question 1: How much is non-resident parking an issue on Orchard Rise?

Responses:

  • Can be a problem sometimes - 5
  • It was a serious problem- 11 

Question 2: How often are you able to park at your property?

Responses:

  • All the time- 9  
  • Most of the time- 6 
  • Hardly ever- 1

Question 3: From 1 April 2017 MKC will introduce charges for resident and visitor parking permits at £25 per resident/visitor permit per person, with a pay as you go option for visitors available at £1 per visit.  Accepting that all resident permit parking schemes cause a degree of inconvenience to the residents living within them, do you want such a scheme to be introduced in your street?

Responses

  • Yes- 13 
  • No - 2.  

In line with policy, this exceeds the 70% threshhold required to implement, change or remove a scheme

This will now go to statutory consultation for any objections to the scheme to be registered.

 

Results following statutory consultation for Orchard Rise, Olney - August 2017

The statutory consultation for the introduction of a Resident Permit Parking Only scheme to Orchard Rise has now closed and some objections were received that will need to be dealt with. Local councillors have asked that we go ahead with implementation of the scheme, subject to the legal process being able to address the objections.  We hope to introduce the restriction before Christmas 2017.  We will contact residents to apply for their permits one month prior to the scheme going live.

 

Caldecotte resident permit parking only scheme

Number of responses received - 9

Question 1: On a scale of 1-5 how severe do you rate the problem of non-residential parking (1 being not a problem 5 being a problem)

Question 2: How frequently are you unable to park at your property?

Question 3: Would you support the introduction of resident parking permits on your street?

All the responses received were by letter and no questionnaires were completed.  This did not meet the criteria of 70% being in favour of a resident permit scheme and therefore the scheme will not be progressed.

 

Bradwell Common Resident Permit Parking Only scheme

Number of responses received 186.

Question 1: On a scale of 1-5 how severe do you rate the problem of non-residents parking on your street (1 being not a problem 5 being a problem)

Question 2: On a scale 1 – 5 how often are you unable to park at your property (1 being not often 5 being very often)

Question 3: Do you want a scheme introduced in your street as in the future there may be a cost.

In summary,

  • 41% in favour,
  • 59% rejecting the scheme.

This did not meet the criteria of 70% being in favour of the resident permit scheme and therefore the scheme will not be progressed.  Following on from this consultation a further letter was sent to consult with residents of streets that had expressed concerns over their parking.

 

Results of further consultation for Bradwell Common Resident Parking Permit - 2016

Here are the results of the further consultation held with the residents of Bradwell Common Boulevard, Brill Place, Dorney Place, Forrabury Avenue, Maidenhead Avenue, Walkhampton Avenue and Leasowe Place from 29 September to 7 November.  

  • 96 responses were received,
  • representing 34% of the 279 properties consulted.
  • 56% were in favour of implementation of a permit scheme.
  • 44% were not in favour of a permit scheme

Therefore this does not meet our minimum criteria of 70% in favour in order to implement a permit scheme. 

 

Millward Drive Resident Permit Parking Only scheme

  • 58 responses were received,
  • representing 24% of the 241 properties consulted.
  • 53% were in favour of implementation of a permit scheme.
  • 47% were not in favour of a permit scheme

Therefore this does not meet our minimum criteria of 70% in favour in order to implement a permit scheme. 

We have undertaken further analysis to see if the streets nearest to the Pink Punters venue overwhelmingly wanted a permit scheme, with perhaps the streets farther away negatively affecting the results of this, as if this was the case, we could have considered implementing permit restrictions to part of the street.

Of the 58 responses, 25 people lived in the nearest part of the street to Pink Punters, so  the response rate was split fairly evenly across the street. Only 43% of people living in this area supported the introduction of a permit scheme, which again does not achieve the 70% we require in order to implement a scheme. 

 

Furze Way, Wolverton Resident Permit Parking Only scheme

  • 36 responses were received,
  • representing 51% of the 71 properties consulted.
  • 89% were in favour of implementation of a permit scheme.
  • 11% were not in favour of a permit scheme

In line with policy, this exceeds the 70% threshhold required to implement, change or remove a scheme

Question 1: How much is non-resident parking an issue on Furze Way?

Responses:

  • Not a problem - 3%,
  • Don’t notice it - 3%,
  • Slight problem,
  • Sometimes a problem - 31%,
  • Serious problem – 63%

Question 2: How often are you able to park at your property?

Responses:

  • All the time – 8%,
  • Most of the time – 14%,
  • Some of the time – 42%,
  • Hardly ever – 33%,
  • Never – 3%

Question 3: Accepting that all resident permit parking schemes cause a degree of inconvenience to the residents living within them, and that it may not always be possible for MKC to issue permits free of charge, do you want such a scheme to be introduced to your street?

Responses:

  • Yes 89%,
  • No 11%

63% of respondents found it a serious problem with non-residents parking in Furze Way, 42% found that some of time they could park at their property. 89% were in favour of introducing the scheme.  The scheme is still subject to statutory consultation but is expected to be introduced within 6 months.

 

Statutory consultation results 

The statutory consultation on this scheme has now ended.  Many of these are considered to be valid points and it would be difficult to formally overcome these and implement the scheme. Here is the document containing the objections and comments. (PDF, 220KB)

Last Updated: 19 July 2019