Expansion of the Residents' Parking Zone around the Christie Hospital
Decision Maker: Executive
Decision status: For Determination
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: No
A report submitted by the Director of Highways proposed an extension to the existing residents’ parking scheme adjacent to the Christie Hospital.
In January 2018 the Planning and Highways Committee had approved an application for a tiered car park at the hospital to provide eight levels of decked parking and the reconfiguration of a surface level car park (Minute PH/18/10).
That approval was subject to the signing a legal agreement whereby the Christie would provide the necessary funding so that the City Council could design, implement and operate the Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) at the Christie over an extended area. The report explained that £1m of funding has been secured from the Christie to implement the scheme and to contribute to the on-going revenue costs for enforcement of the scheme.
The existing CPZ had been implemented in 2015 and had proved to be largely successful in addressing the impact on local residents of hospital staff and visitors parking in the surrounding residential streets. However, it had also caused significant displaced parking into the wider neighbourhood beyond the limit of the 2015 CPZ. As the hospital’s staff and visitor numbers were forecast to increase this proposed extension to the current CPZ sought to address these issues and lessen the impact of the displaced parking on the residents in the affected neighbourhoods.
Appended to the report was a map showing the extent of the current CPZ and the area to be included in the extension. The intention was for the extended area to operate in the same way as the existing scheme: Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm with a mixture of residents’ only parking bays, “past this point” residents’ parking streets and limited waiting for up to 3 hours with an exemption for residents with permits.
The report explained that the process to introduce the extension to the scheme would involve three rounds of consultation with local residents and local councillors. That would begin with a questionnaire to residents. Feedback from the questionnaires would inform the design of the scheme. The design would subject to a second stage consultation with residents. Feedback from that would be considered and changes made to the design if necessary before the scheme was subject the statutory consultation as the third step.
The meeting was addressed by Councillor Kelly Simcock for a second time. She welcomed the proposed extension to the CPZ and thanked the Christie Hospital for supporting its expansion through the provision of the £1m to allow it to go ahead.
We were grateful to The Christie, and the Christie’s Neighbourhood Forum and the local councillors, all of whom had contributed to making it possible for this proposal to now be brought forward. As well as welcoming and supporting the proposal to extend the existing CPZ to a wider area, it was agreed that it would also be helpful to undertake a review of the existing scheme as part of the next stages of the work.
To approve the design of an expanded residents parking scheme around the Christie.
Publication date: 09/09/2019
Date of decision: 24/07/2019
Decided at meeting: 24/07/2019 - Executive