The Surrey County Council on-street parking consultation

The Surrey County Council on-street parking consultation for Esher, Claygate and Hinchley Wood is underway! If you go to the Surrey County Council website you can make any comments until 14th October, when the preliminary consultation closes.

The environment of central Claygate is damaged by cars parked for long periods on weekdays, on roads within reasonable walking distance of the station and The Parade shopping centre.

In 2014, Claygate Parish Council conducted an on-street parking survey to form the basis for views that Claygate Parish Council could present to Surrey County Council (SCC) for consideration in the development of a parking strategy for the Village.

As ever, numerous Claygate residents (some 500 households) responded to that parking survey. 84% of respondents felt that on-street parking is a problem and highlighted the key roads of concern. Residents also made it clear that they did not favour on-street charging by pay and display machines, nor residents permits.

All on-street parking and the introduction of any future controls is the responsibility of SCC. Parish Councillors shared the topline results of the survey with SCC. However, in February 2015, a new on-street parking strategy for Elmbridge Borough was adopted by SCC. Instead of considering requests across the whole borough at the same time, it decided to carry out more comprehensive reviews of different parts of the borough, in turn, on a three year rolling programme.

The review of Claygate is now underway and recommendations for any new or revised on-street parking controls is due to be presented at the SCC Elmbridge Local Committee in February 2017.