31 May, 2018

Thanet District Council’s on-street parking consultation closes

Thanet District Council’s consultation into proposed changes to on-street parking across the district has now closed.

The consultation which ran from Wednesday 2 May to Tuesday 29 May invited residents and local businesses to make representation and raise any objection to the proposals.

Thanet District Council received over 5,300 responses, including emails, letters and petition signatures from local people expressing their points of view and commenting on the proposed changes. Having reviewed all of the feedback received and taken into consideration the views of residents, two locations will not be included in the Orders for consideration by the Joint Transportation Board at this time.

  • The Parade, Minnis Bay Birchington
  • Cuthbert Road, St Mildred’s Road, Station Road, Westgate-on Sea

The decision has been made to allow more time to analyse the challenges and to explore a range of potential solutions to resolve issues around congestion, lack of turn-over of spaces and pedestrian safety which these proposals intended to address. Canterbury Road and Royal Crescent in Westbrook are also going to be included within this wider analysis.

Cllr Bob Bayford, Leader, Thanet District Council commented:

“We would like to thank all the people that took the time to review the proposals and got in touch to give their feedback. We do listen and as a result of that we have decided that we will be taking a longer look at some of the areas where changes had been proposed.

“Our aim is to achieve an outcome that works well for everyone; local residents, local businesses and our visitors, all of whom are important to us.”

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