Update from @jeremy_hunt

Update from Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP

Haslemere Parking Proposals

In Haslemere the issue of parking has come to a head again. I understand there are concerns over the latest proposals which can be found here: https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/roads-and-transport/parking/parking-news-and-updates/parking-news-and-updates-in-waverley I would urge anyone with concerns to submit their response to the proposals by the 16th November. In general I am still hopeful that a deal can be struck over better parking at the station which would help alleviate parking pressures elsewhere in the town. I am meeting with Network Rail at the end of this month and one of the things I hope to discuss will be potential progress on a multi storey car park.

 

From Jeremy Hunt’s blog, dated 16th February…Jeremy Hunt meets Cllr Renshaw to discuss parking proposals:

 

South West Surrey MP Jeremy Hunt met with Surrey County Councillor Steve Renshaw on Friday (Editor’s note, 10th February 2012) to discuss the parking proposals for the town.

Following the meeting, Jeremy said: “On Friday I met Steve Renshaw and we discussed at length, the concerns that have been expressed both to me and to him by many Haslemere residents, along with those comments of support. Steve is obviously not able to comment until after the consultation process is finished and the responses properly analysed, but it was clear to me he has listened carefully to what people have said. My sense was that he is prepared to recommend substantive changes to the plans if the final results of the consultation confirm what he has heard so far.”

“I cannot pre-empt what is decided, but I do think the plans to introduce charges in the retail areas should be seriously reconsidered as they do not have the support of the town. With respect to the problem of commuter parking in streets near the station, whilst we should continue trying to solve the fundamental issue which is to increase car park capacity at the station, residents parking should be an option if the majority in a particular street want it.”

 

Here are the results of the ROP questionnaire that SCC produced. The column marked ACTUAL (not included by SCC in their report) shows which streets had a majority response.

CORRESPONDENCE Are you in favour of having a resident
permit parking
scheme in your road?
ACTUAL %
Households
notified
Replies Response
rate
Yes No Don’t
Know
Yes
Kings Road 152 31 20.4 20 10 1 64.5 13.16
Longdene Road 68 20 29.4 14 3 3 70 20.59
Bridge Road 34 16 47.1 5 9 2 31.3 14.71
Chestnut Avenue 18 3 16.7 3 0 0 100 16.67
Courts Hill Road – East 30 16 53.3 13 1 1 86.7 43.33
Courts Hill Road – West 44 26 59.1 14 11 1 53.8 31.82
Derby Road – East 5 5 100 4 1 0 80 80
Lower Street 80 16 20 9 4 3 56.3 11.25
Popes Mead 12 4 33.3 3 1 0 75 25
Sandrock 12 10 83.3 10 0 0 100 83.33
Shepherds Hill 21 8 38.1 5 1 2 62.5 23.81
St Christophers Green 9 6 66.7 3 3 0 50 33.33
St Christophers Road 53 12 22.6 3 8 1 25 5.66
Tanners Lane 11 4 36.4 3 1 0 75 27.27
Beech Road 33 12 36.4 9 2 1 75 27.27