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Proposed Waiting Restrictions - Somerset Road

Update - 20 February 2014

Following the statutory consultation to introduce waiting restrictions in Somerset Road (private section between Seymour Road and Burghley Road), it has been agreed to proceed with the implementation of the proposed restrictions.

Newsletter - Implementation of Proposed waiting restrictions - Somerset Road

 

Formal consultation - January 2014

We are seeking your views on proposals to introduce waiting restrictions in Somerset Road. We carry out careful consultation to ensure that all road users are given a fair opportunity to give their views and express their needs on parking proposals. The parking needs of the residents and visitors are given consideration but maintaining safe access must take priority.

We have received numerous complaints regarding the obstructive parking that is taking place on Somerset Road causing traffic congestion. To address this problem we are proposing to introduce single yellow line restrictions on the unrestricted lengths of Somerset Road between its junction with Bathgate Road and Burghley Road, which was developed with Somerset Road Residents Association (Private). The hours of operation for the yellow lines are Monday to Friday, between 10am and 4pm.

It is envisage that this proposal will ease the traffic congestion being experienced on the section of this road.

What happens next

A Notice our intention to introduce the above measures will be published in a local newspaper (The Guardian), London Gazette and posted on lamp columns in the vicinity. Representations against the proposals described in this Notice must be made in writing to the Head of Street Scene and Waste, Merton Civic Centre, London Road, Morden, Surrey, SM4 5DX or email trafficandhighways@merton.gov.uk by no later than 31 January 2014 quoting reference ES/SGE/wrsomerset.

Objections must relate only to the elements of the scheme that are subject to this statutory consultation. All representations along with Officers' comments and recommendations will be presented in a report to the Cabinet Member for Environmental Sustainability and Regeneration. Please note that responses to any representations received will not be made until a final decision is made by the Cabinet Member.

We are required to give weight to the nature and content of your representation and not necessarily the quantity. Your reasons are, therefore, important to us.

Copies of the proposed Traffic Management Order (TMO) and other documents given more detailed particulars of the proposals may be viewed at Merton Link, Merton Civic Centre, London Road, Morden Surrey, SM4 5DX during normal office hours Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm and Wimbledon Library.

The results of the consultation along with officers' recommendations will be presented in a report to the Cabinet Member for Environmental Sustainability and Regeneration. Once a decision is made by the Cabinet Member residents will be informed accordingly.

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