The Draft Consultation document for The Haslemere Design Statement has many references to parking but no reference to the design of parking meters.
The deadline for consultation is Sunday 26th February. That is less than three weeks before the next Local Committee on 18th March 2012 when the parking proposals for Haslemere will be discussed.
This is the aim of the design statement:
The overall aim of the Haslemere Design Statement (HDS) is to produce a set of Design Guidelines to be adopted by Waverley Borough Council (WBC) as a material consideration when planning applications are considered for the Haslemere area.
Here are some of the references to parking in the design statement:
Open Spaces Design Guidelines: Introduce tree planting to break up large areas of car parking
Transport and Access Design Guidelines: Road, footpath, parking and landscape design should relate to the existing surrounding features in terms of layout, features and surface finishes
Transport and Access Design Guidelines: Parking spaces and garages should be integrated with the building design
Design and Architecture Design Guidelines: There is adequate off-street parking
Design and Architecture Design Guidelines: All new development should provide adequate off-street parking
Design and Architecture Design Guidelines: Where front gardens are used for car parking, solid paving should be kept to an absolute minimum and permeable materials should be used
Design and Architecture Design Guidelines: Encourage irregular shaped car parking areas interspersed with features, structures and planting and with innovative surface treatments. Large monolithic regular car parking areas devoid of planting and features of interest should be avoided.
Design and Architecture Design Guidelines: Large monolithic regular car parking areas devoid of planting and features of interest should be avoided.
Design and Architecture Design Guidelines: Residents should be encouraged to incorporate some landscaping into parking provision on front garden space, to maintain a green aspect in the street scene
Design and Architecture Design Guidelines: Off-street parking surfaces should conform to RHS guidelines
Haslemere, South of Town Centre: Traffic and parking are issues, due to proximity of the heavily-used railway station, especially in Longdene Road, Courts Hill and Courts Mount Roads
Haslemere North of Town Centre: Traffic issues at the eastern end of Derby Road and top of Church Road with school-related traffic for St Bartholomew?s Primary School and commuter parking
Haslemere North of Town Centre: High Lane Estate – car parking is an issue
Grayswood: Many enclosed front gardens have been opened up for parking (Grayswood)
Shottermill and Critchmere: Two of the main Haslemere car parks, both of which are heavily used for commuter parking and by shoppers
Kings Road is a part of Haslemere which has seen quite significant change in the last twenty to thirty years: Severely affected by commuter parking and those using it as a shortcut. “Sleeping policemen” / platforms have been incorporated. These have reduced the traffic speed but not the volume.
To the south of Wey Hill lies the 1950s Local Authority housing development of Sunbrow, Dale View and Sickle Mill. It exhibits many of the characteristics of that time…These are another Local Authority development. It consists of semi-detached homes and flats of brick, tile and concrete on a relatively spacious layout with ample parking.