Work­ing party hop­ing for more park­ing re­stric­tions

Group puts for­ward its sug­ges­tions for changes to cur­rent pol­icy

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - By Jack Abell jack.abell@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

IN­CREASED park­ing re­stric­tions and lower speeds on vil­lage roads could be in­tro­duced this year.

Work has been un­der­taken by a work­ing party on be­half of the parish coun­cil, in Ger­rards Cross, to de­ter­mine where prob­lems are in the vil­lage and what changes need to be made.

The party

has

been gath­er­ing in­for­ma­tion since July 2013 and was orig­i­nally formed to ad­dress is­sues in East and West Com­mon.

The group has since looked at the wider is­sues in other parts of the vil­lage and has had a num­ber of meet­ings with Bucks County Coun­cil rep­re­sen­ta­tives, who would be able to make the nec­es­sary changes.

As well as in­tro­duc­ing park­ing re­stric­tions to East and West Com­mon, the group has also rec­om­mended that en­force­ments are in­tro­duced in Layters Way, Bul­strode Way and Bent­nick Close.

A fig­ure of £16,414 has been agreed with the county coun­cil to make the changes, but the county coun­cil will first carry out an­other sur­vey of peo­ple’s wishes be­fore mak­ing the changes.

Ian Bayliss, chair­man of the speed­ing and park­ing work­ing group, said: “Although progress has been rather slow, we now have firm pro­pos­als agreed with Bucks County Coun­cil for park­ing re­stric­tion changes in West Com­mon, East Com­mon, Layters Way, Bul­strode Way and Bent­nick Close.

“The next stage of the project will be in BCC’s hands and they will carry out an­other ‘of­fi­cial’ sur­vey of res­i­dents’ wishes.

“When their ap­proval has been re­ceived, the legal pro­cesses will start, fol­lowed by the im­ple­men­ta­tion.”

The work­ing group had also rec­om­mended the speed limit in West Com­mon be changed from 30mph to 20mph, but was told this would not be real­is­ti­cally pos­si­ble and that traf­fic on the road gen­er­ally trav­els much lower than 30mph as it is.

The work­ing party is plan­ning to look into pro­pos­als from other ar­eas of Ger­rards Cross once the first stage of changes is un­der way.

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