Statutory parking on Watts Grove estate

We're consulting on controlled estate parking in Watts Grove.

Closes Saturday 16th December 2017 Submit your comments

Background

Watts Grove is a car-free estate and residents have accepted their properties on this basis. The Council is therefore seeking to impose controls to restrict unauthorised parking on the estate; Traffic Management Orders are being proposed as a means of ensuring that parking contraventions can be legally enforced. Traffic Management Orders are legal documents drafted and made by the council. These regulate the use of highways for movement and parking and also off street parking areas by drivers of vehicles and pedestrians.

The Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 made it an offence to clamp, tow, block-in or immobilise a vehicle on private land without lawful authority. In order to protect estate resident parking and maintain order, the Council has agreed to implement a Traffic Management Order on Watts Grove. In light of the 2012 legislation, the Department for Transport says that the most effective way of managing parking on housing estates is by using the Council’s legal powers to create a statutory traffic order.

This would allow Tower Hamlets Council to penalise non-compliant vehicles, in a similar way to the current on-street controlled parking zones found in your surrounding areas.

There are six disabled spots available on the estate that have already been allocated on the basis of medical priority under a process set by the Council.

Find the statement of reasons here.

To view the estate plan click on the image below.

 

Key benefits

  • Prevention of uncontrolled parking on other open spaces
  • Provision of easy access for emergency and service vehicles
  • Enforcement by Council Operatives
  • Parking controls to be enforced by the Council

Feedback

What are we consulting on?

We are asking for views on the specific layout of parking areas, line marking and signage on the estate.

This is a statutory consultation. Please only respond if you have a serious objection to the proposed Order.

All objections and other representations relating to the proposed Order must be made in writing and all objections must specify the grounds on which they are made and should be sent to
Hannah O’Donnell
Project Centre
Unit 2 Holford Yard
WC1X 9HD
Or email towerhamlets.consultation@projectcentre.co.uk by Saturday 16 December 2017. Any objection may be communicated to, or be seen by, other persons who may have an interest in this matter.

Next steps

What happens next?

When the 21 day statutory consultation period is over, if there is not a significant amount of objection to the proposal and it is endorsed by the consultees the order will be made, and an extensive programme will be undertaken to line and sign the estate.

Residents will then receive a separate notification (via letter) advising you of:

  • The outcome of the consultation
  • The schedule for the installation of signage and line marking
  • The go live date for enforcement to begin

What If I have questions?

If you just have a question about this proposal please contact us on 07795 475572 or alternatively you can send in questions by writing to: towerhamlets.consultation@projectcentre.co.uk

Background

Background

Watts Grove is a car-free estate and residents have accepted their properties on this basis. The Council is therefore seeking to impose controls to restrict unauthorised parking on the estate; Traffic Management Orders are being proposed as a means of ensuring that parking contraventions can be legally enforced. Traffic Management Orders are legal documents drafted and made by the council. These regulate the use of highways for movement and parking and also off street parking areas by drivers of vehicles and pedestrians.

The Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 made it an offence to clamp, tow, block-in or immobilise a vehicle on private land without lawful authority. In order to protect estate resident parking and maintain order, the Council has agreed to implement a Traffic Management Order on Watts Grove. In light of the 2012 legislation, the Department for Transport says that the most effective way of managing parking on housing estates is by using the Council’s legal powers to create a statutory traffic order.

This would allow Tower Hamlets Council to penalise non-compliant vehicles, in a similar way to the current on-street controlled parking zones found in your surrounding areas.

There are six disabled spots available on the estate that have already been allocated on the basis of medical priority under a process set by the Council.

Find the statement of reasons here.

To view the estate plan click on the image below.

 

Key benefits

Key benefits

  • Prevention of uncontrolled parking on other open spaces
  • Provision of easy access for emergency and service vehicles
  • Enforcement by Council Operatives
  • Parking controls to be enforced by the Council
Feedback

Feedback

What are we consulting on?

We are asking for views on the specific layout of parking areas, line marking and signage on the estate.

This is a statutory consultation. Please only respond if you have a serious objection to the proposed Order.

All objections and other representations relating to the proposed Order must be made in writing and all objections must specify the grounds on which they are made and should be sent to
Hannah O’Donnell
Project Centre
Unit 2 Holford Yard
WC1X 9HD
Or email towerhamlets.consultation@projectcentre.co.uk by Saturday 16 December 2017. Any objection may be communicated to, or be seen by, other persons who may have an interest in this matter.

Next steps

Next steps

What happens next?

When the 21 day statutory consultation period is over, if there is not a significant amount of objection to the proposal and it is endorsed by the consultees the order will be made, and an extensive programme will be undertaken to line and sign the estate.

Residents will then receive a separate notification (via letter) advising you of:

  • The outcome of the consultation
  • The schedule for the installation of signage and line marking
  • The go live date for enforcement to begin

What If I have questions?

If you just have a question about this proposal please contact us on 07795 475572 or alternatively you can send in questions by writing to: towerhamlets.consultation@projectcentre.co.uk

Have your say

Your feedback is important to us. Please tell us what you think by Saturday 16 December 2017 – contact us on 07795 475572 or email towerhamlets.consultation@projectcentre.co.uk.