At the Thursday evening – 2nd March – meeting of the Surrey Heath Local Area Committee, held at St Lawrence School in Chobham, the committee noted the response to the petitions from Surrey Highways.
I know the response below was in the committee agenda, which many of you will have read. I just thought you’d want to know that this response was agreed by the committee, without objection.
SUMMARY OF ISSUE: The Local Committee received two signed petitions by local residents requesting the Local Committee provide additional parking spaces in Lightwater. One of the petitions read “To ask Surrey County Council to investigate the viability and options to increase the number of parking spaces in Lightwater Village Centre”.
RECOMMENDATIONS: The Local Committee (Surrey Heath) is asked to note: (i) Residents of Lightwater have met with Officers and Members of Surrey County Council with a proposal to increase the amount of parking in Lightwater centre. (ii) The proposal was reviewed and determined to have a substantial cost implication that cannot be met by the Local Committee in the current financial climate. (iii) Surrey County Council Parking Team will review introducing time limited parking bays within the highway limit during the next Surrey Heath parking review.
REASONS FOR RECOMMENDATIONS: The proposals reviewed by Surrey Highways Officers included works on private land and conversion of footway into carriageway. Both aspects of the proposal have significant financial implications that cannot be considered by the Local Committee at the current financial situation. However, it was agreed that introducing time limited bays at certain points would encourage a regular turnover of vehicles in the centre.