Local residents and businesses are being asked to comment on plans to introduce parking restrictions in the area around the new council offices being built on Badminton Road in Yate.
As part of the council’s Green Travel Plan, parking restrictions are being proposed that will cover all roads within 800 metres of the Badminton Road site, including residential roads and local trading and industrial estates.
Cllr Brian Allinson, executive member for planning, transportation and strategic environment, said:
“By allowing us to sell old and inefficient council buildings and move out of expensive privately-rented accommodation, the new Badminton Road offices will save council tax payers millions, even after the borrowing needed to build it has been taken into account.
“Even with such a sound business case, it is important that we do as much as we can to ensure that residents and businesses in the immediate area are not adversely affected by inconsiderate parking that might occur once staff have been transferred.
“We are, therefore, asking for any comments people might have on these parking restriction proposals before any final decisions are made.
“These proposals are a key part of our comprehensive Green Travel Plan, which has been informed by extensive research and staff surveys and is being regularly reviewed.
“Other green travel measures include improved bus services running between Longwell Green and Chipping Sodbury, improved cycling facilities, a rigorous car park management plan which encourages car sharing, as well as taking advantage of nearby Yate station.”
The aim of the proposed parking restrictions are:
- to minimise council employees parking on roads within the vicinity of the site
- to decrease congestion and improve the movement of vehicles
- to improve road safety and accessibility for pedestrians
- to encourage more sustainable means of travel
- to maintain amenity for local residents and businesses
Subject to consultation, the proposed scheme will be implemented this financial year (2009/2010) prior to the opening of the new Badminton Road offices in April 2010.
Comments can be made at www.southglos.gov.uk/consultation, or by calling us on 01454 863640. The deadline for comments is Tuesday 5 January.
For further information please contact ring 01454 863640 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Source: South Gloucestershire Council