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Details of proposed Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) that are out for consultation and Orders that have been made.

Current Consultations

To comment on any of our current consultations please email tro@stevenage.gov.uk.

Proposed parking controls in Old Town, Stevenage

Following an independent assessment of existing parking issues in the Old Town Ward of Stevenage and the subsequent Old Town Parking Study Report, the Borough Council has taken into consideration its recommendations and is proposing the below parking controls in order to tackle unsafe parking such as vehicles parked in the proximity of junctions. Also, the restrictions seek to formalise a number of disabled bays as enforceable Disabled Person’s Vehicles Parking Places to ensure that they are not misused by drivers who do not hold a blue badge thereby improving the amenity of the area for disabled residents. Further details are highlighted in the documents below. This consultation ends on 17 February 2023.

Proposed Waiting Restrictions in Mildmay Road (amendment)

After taking into consideration the comments received from residents during the previous formal consultation period for Mildmay Road, the Council is formally proposing the amended parking controls as detailed in the documents below. The new consultation is open from 26 January 2023.

If you wish to take part in this consultation please contact us in writing before the end of the consultation, 17 February 2023.

Further details about the proposed parking controls can be found in the following documents:

Proposed car club parking bays in Swingate, Town Centre

Stevenage Borough Council proposes to make an order to create two Car Club Parking Places in Swingate, Stevenage. These will allow the provision of an electric Car Club, for local residents and workers without a vehicle and help to reduce emissions. This will also improve air quality and maintain the amenity of the area.

To take part in this consultation please reply by 5 February 2023. Further details can be found in the documents below.

Proposed off-street parking places Railway North Car Park

Following the redevelopment of Railway North Car Park adjacent to the Stevenage Railway Station, Stevenage Borough Council proposes to make the above Order. This will increase the parking capacity and ensure efficient use of all created parking bays including designated disabled parking spaces, motorcycle parking bays and electric vehicle parking spaces.

To take part in this consultation please reply by 5 February 2023. Further details can be found in the documents below.

Old Town Parking Study

In January 2022 Stevenage Borough Council commissioned a consultant to undertake a parking study of the Old Town area of Stevenage, to provide an independent assessment of any existing parking issues and make recommendations about how the Council should deal with them.

The study looked at all streets in the Old Town ward that are subject to Civil Parking Enforcement except for the High Street section between Sish Lane and James Way / A602. The consultant was asked to:

  • review concerns and requests from residents and stakeholders including any feedback received following implementation of on-street Old Town residential parking permit area;
  • carry out site visits including both targeted inspections and more general parking best surveys/observations as appropriate; and
  • prepare a report detailing what has been found and making recommendations about how the identified parking issues can be relieved.

The below documents include the consultant’s full report as submitted to the Council and a review of the existing Old Town Parking Permit Area as a separate document.

After discussing the consultant’s findings and recommendations with the local councillors of Old Town Ward, the Council has decided that the existing Old Town parking permit area will remain operational without any modifications. Furthermore, it is acknowledged that the Council does not have sufficient resources to put forward interventions at the same time for all issues identified in the report and instead will prioritise by firstly looking into more pressing issues such as junction parking. Therefore, the Council’s Parking Team have begun drafting a Traffic Regulation Order and it is our intention to begin public consultation early next year by contacting all households located within any area affected by the proposal.

To provide any comments related to this Parking Study or for any other parking enquiries please contact the Council’s parking team at tro@stevenage.gov.uk.

Proposed waiting restrictions in Ascot Crescent, Mildmay Road, Sefton Road and Vardon Road

We have received a number of reports related to hazardous and obstructive parking near junctions, school parking related issues, obstructions to the local bus routes, access difficulties for refuse collection teams and emergency services at several locations in Ascot Crescent, Mildmay Road, Sefton Road and Vardon Road.

After taking into consideration the concerns received, and following our site observations, we are formally proposing parking controls. If you wish to take part in this consultation please contact us in writing before the end of the consultation, 30 September 2022.

Details about the proposed parking controls can be found in the following documents:

Closed Consultations

The following consultations are now closed but you can still view the details of the proposals using the links below.

Proposed traffic and parking changes in Danestrete and Danesgate, Stevenage

Update January 2023 - Following consideration of all consultation responses, the Council has decided not to implement the proposed restrictions. Thank you for taking part in this formal public consultation.

Proposed waiting restrictions in Boswell Gardens, Foster Close and Wansbeck Close

Following consideration of all consultation responses a decision has been made to implement the proposed parking controls, as advertised for formal parking consultation. Except the proposed single yellow line in Foster Close, which will be implemented with a reduced length. The Traffic Regulation Order will come into effect on 11 July 2022.

Further details about these parking controls can be found in the following documents: 

Proposed amendments to Off-Street Parking Places Orders

These amendments are proposed in order to better manage parking places to relieve and prevent congestion, and maintain and improve the amenity of the area by allowing the application of a thirty minutes tariff band and monthly season tickets, and/or update other existing tariff bands.

Full details of these orders can be found in the documents below.

Broadwater Area consultation

Following consideration of all consultation responses a decision has been made to implement the majority of proposed parking controls as advertised for formal parking consultation. However, for some locations the initial proposal were modified and we gave those likely to be affected by these modifications the opportunity to make representations.

Having considered the representations made, it has been decided to implement the proposals including those modifications.

The Traffic Regulation Orders will come into effect on 13 February 2022.

For the avoidance of doubt, the proposed verge and footway parking prohibition in Brook Drive has been deferred pending further investigations and residents of this area will be contacted again once a final decision is taken.

Further details about these parking controls can be found in the following documents:

Plan Name Location / Description
TPE/03/19-5/01Rev2 Proposed double yellow lines at Broadwater Crescent junction with Ashdown Road and around garage entrance adjacent to property 366 Broadwater Crescent
TPE/03/19-5/02 Proposed double yellow lines on the north side of Broad Oak Way opposite the entrance to Roebuck Gate shops service yard
TPE/03/19-5/04 Proposed double yellow lines at Hertford Road roundabout with Kimbolton Crescent
TPE/03/19-5/05 Proposed double yellow lines at Hertford Road junction with Windsor Close
TPE/03/19-5/06 Proposed double yellow lines at Hertford Road junction with Caernarvon Close
TPE/03/19-5/07Rev1 Proposed double yellow lines at Hertford Road junction with Balmoral Close
TPE/03/19-5/08 Proposed double yellow lines in Blenheim Way and partial revocation of existing double yellow lines
TPE/03/19-5/09 Proposed double yellow lines at Holly Leys junction with Broadwater Crescent
TPE/03/19-5/10Rev1 Proposed double yellow lines at Brook Drive junction with Ashdown Road
TPE/03/19-5/11 Proposed double yellow lines in Broad Oak Way cul-de-sac leading to Oakdell
TPE/03/19-5/12 Proposed partial replacement of existing double yellow lines in Park View cul-de-sac serving numbers 28-35 with a single yellow line restricting parking Monday to Friday 8:30-9:30am and 2:30-3:30pm
TPE/03/19-5/13Rev1 Proposed double yellow lines at Fellowes Way junction with Woodland Way
TPE/03/19-5/14 Proposed double yellow lines at Lodge Way junction with Woodland Way
TPE/03/19-5/R1 Proposed revocation of verge and footway parking prohibition in Knebworth Gate
TPE/03/19-5/R2 Proposed revocation of verge and footway parking prohibition in Mandeville cul-de-sac serving numbers 53-69 and 54-68
TPE/03/19-5/R3 Proposed revocation of verge and footway parking prohibition in Holly Leys’ cul-de-sac serving numbers 78-112

Harrow Court Car Park

The consultation closed on Sunday 5 December 2021.

A decision has recently been made to implement the proposed parking controls as advertised for formal public consultation. This Order will come into effect on 5 March 2022.

Following abuse of disabled bays by non-disabled drivers, and an instruction from the Housing Ombudsman to deal with this, the Council is consulting on this Parking Places Order that will allow enforcement against this in the Harrow Court car park. The Order will also allow the council to deal with obstructive parking in the car park, and allow for the future introduction of electric car charging points and other possible controls as set out in the Order.

Proposed Waiting Restrictions in The Grange, Stevenage

Following consideration of all consultation responses a decision has been made to implement the proposed double yellow lines as advertised for formal public consultation. This Order will come into effect on 12 April 2021.

Proposed Goods Vehicle Loading Bay in London Road, Bedwell

This consultation has been completed, and the decision has been made to proceed. The restrictions will come into force on 17 September.

Three hours free parking in Primett Road North Car Park

The Council has decided to offer three hours free parking in the Primett Road North Car Park, and between 6am and 4pm Monday-Saturday is able to make this change by Notice.

To make the same change during the evening and on Sundays an amendment to the Parking Places Order has now been made and come into effect. The details of this amendment can be found in the following documents.