Agenda item

E/19/31 Beaufort Street and Fitzwilliam Close Car Parks

Portfolio Holder – Councillor Sarah Barber

 

This report proposes to incorporate Tenancy Services car parks on Beaufort Street and Fitzwilliam Close into the Council’s Off-Street Parking Places Order as being for resident permit holders only at all times. 

Minutes:

64.1      Councillor Barber introduced the report, explaining that it was proposed to add the Tenancy Services car parks on Beaufort Street and Fitzwilliam Close to the Council’s Off Street Parking Places Order. It was proposed that these car parks would only be available to residents of Wellington Court, Blenheim Court and Rendlesham Court, and Fitzwilliam Close respectively, on the basis of one resident permit and one visitor permit for each household and that the restrictions would apply at all times.

 

64.2      Councillor Fisher asked whether enforcement work would be funded from the Housing Revenue Account. The Integrated Transport Officer explained that enforcement of Tenancy Services car parks was carried out by Parking Services, but that unlike on-street Residents Parking Zones there was no charge made for the permits and as such no dedicated level of enforcement. Parking Services retained any income from Penalty Charge Notices towards funding their enforcement work.

 

64.3      Councillor Fisher asked whether a survey of the usage of the car parks had been carried out. Councillor Barber explained that residents would be consulted if the recommendations in the report were approved and that the proposal had been made by Tenancy Services to address residents concerns about non-residents parking in the car parks.

 

64.4      Councillor Fisher asked why the permits for residents of these blocks would be free when residents in on-street Residents Parking Zones had to pay for their permits. The Integrated Transport Officer explained that Ipswich Borough Council operated on-street Residents Parking Zones on behalf of Suffolk County Council and provided a dedicated level of enforcement which meant that a charge had to be made. Tenancy Services did not require such a high level of enforcement on their car parks and had decided that they did not wish to charge residents to park in the car parks which had been built to provide parking for their homes.

 

It was RESOLVED:

 

a)         that the Tenancy Services car parks on Beaufort Street as referred to in the report be incorporated within the Ipswich Borough Council (Off-Street Parking Places) Order 2018 on the basis of only being available to permit holders at all times, subject to such terms and minor amendments as the Integrated Transport Officer, in consultation with the relevant Neighbourhood Team Manager, sees fit. 

 

Reason: to enable the enforcement of these non-public car parks and therefore to improve the parking availability for permitted users

 

b)        that the Tenancy Services car parks on Fitzwilliam Close as referred to in the report be incorporated within the Ipswich Borough Council (Off-Street Parking Places) Order 2018 on the basis of only being available to permit holders at all times, subject to such terms and minor amendments as the Integrated Transport Officer, in consultation with the relevant Neighbourhood Team Manager, sees fit. 

 

Reason: to enable the enforcement of these non-public car parks and therefore to improve the parking availability for permitted users

 

c)         that, subject to d), the Integrated Transport Officer, in consultation with the Legal Services Operations Manager, be authorised to take all such steps as are expedient and necessary to amend the Ipswich Borough Council (Off-Street Parking Places) Order 2018 in accordance with resolutions a) and b), subject to such minor modifications as the Integrated Transport Officer considers necessary.

 

Reason: so that the statutory requirements required to implement the decisions of Executive can be met and to ensure that the amended Order is appropriately drafted

 

d)        that any objections to the amended Order referred to in resolution c) be reported to Executive for determination before the said Order is confirmed.

 

Reason: so that the views of any objectors to the approved proposals of this report can be taken into consideration by Executive before a final decision is made.

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