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Parking Consultations

Recent consultation documents for Parking Restriction Projects. The aim of these projects is to make the best use of available parking space for residents and businesses. Parking restrictions such as yellow lines, parking bays and permit schemes may be used to control parking in business areas and residential areas.

Picture showing double yellow lines in road

Parking Restriction Consultation Process

Initial and Design Stage Consultations

During the initial and design stage consultations the council ask people for their opinion about proposed solutions to a parking problem.

These are some of the groups that may be consulted:

  • Residents
  • Businesses
  • Churches, charities and other community organisations
  • Local councils
  • Herts County Council
  • The police , fire and ambulance service
Formal Consultation

During the formal consultation the council publishes a Notice of Intent in the Welwyn Hatfield Times and erects notices in the roads affected.  Anyone may object to proposals at this stage. All objections must be considered by a Cabinet Housing and Planning Panel in a public meeting.  The Cabinet will then make a decision to either:

  • allow the proposed restrictions to be put in place
  • amend the proposed restrictions 
  • stop the proposed restrictions from being put in place

The formal consultation for experimental parking restrictions is slightly different. The lines and signs are put in place at the same time as the notices are published in the Welwyn Hatfield Times and erected on the roads affected.  Anyone may object to the experiment within the first six months after the notice is published. The experiment can be amended at any time in the first year.  The experiment must end after eighteen months. Any remaining objections will then be considered by the council.

Electric Charging Points

Currently there are two electric charging points, one on Howardsgate, Welwyn Garden City and the second in The Common, Hatfield. Vehicles must be charging when parked in these bays. If the vehicle is not charging they may receive a penalty charge notice if this is observed by a civil enforcement officer.

Parking Improvements

Officers look at the locations which are on the work programme to see if there are any suitable areas, which could be converted into more parking space during this project.
This could be done by removing part of the verge or green area to construct parking bays. Each area will be visited and assessed to see if this is feasible. Resident and businesses will be notified if any such scheme will be taking place in their road.

If you think there is an area which would be suitable to create more parking space and it is in the Parking Services work programme, please contact our Customer Services team on 01707 357000 or contact-WHC@welhat.gov.uk an Officer will assess the location and advise you of the outcome.

Parking Services also construct hard standing and vehicle cross-over's for Council tenants. If you wish to be considered to have one of these, please email your Housing Officer.

If your road is not included on the works programme, and you would like to build your own hardstand and vehicle cross-over, please refer to the guidance from Planning on Altering your home.

2017/18 Work Programme for Restrictions and Improvements

Knightsfield and Haldens Area Parking Project

You can find a record of all consultation documents on the Knightsfield and Haldens Area Parking Project Page .

Hatfield Central & East Wards

You can find a record of all consultation documents on the Hatfield Town Centre car parks page.

Brookmans Park and Little Heath Parking Project

You can find a record of all consultation documents on the Brookmans Park page.

Cuffley Area Parking Project

You can find a record of all consultation documents on the Cuffley page.

Welham Green Area Parking Project

You can find a record of all consultation documents on the Welham Green page.

Welwyn Garden City Town Centre

You can find a record of all consultation documents on the Handside page

Handside Ward - (including Welwyn Garden City town centre)
You can find a record of all consultation documents on the Handside page

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