Parking Services have started consulting residents and businesses within this area.
Update February 2020:
The amended proposals relating to the 3 Resident Permit Schemes amended to Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, Clearway for Chantry Lane, and Verge and Footway Prohibition Order were presented to the Cabinet Planning and Parking Panel in December 2019, and was approved in January 2020 at the Council's Cabinet.
A letter (which can be viewed below) was sent out to all residents in the area in February 2020 advising of the outcome, and the start of the restrictions will begin on Monday 9th March 2020.
Parking Services are currently consulting in the Aldykes area and a list of correspondence sent to residents can be found on this page. As the work progresses, each new consultation document will be added to the below table. If you believe a document to be missing, please email our Contact Centre.
The Council where possible are creating more parking provision in this area. There are a number of considerations which need to be made when assessing a site.
The majority of services are located within the verge and footway which means this can rule out potential areas due to the cost of relocating the infrastructure, lamp columns are very expensive to move. In addition, trees are not allowed to be removed to create more parking spaces.
For an area to be considered for construction, approval has to be sought from Herts county Council and/or Planning at Welwyn Hatfield Council. This will be dependent on the location if the proposals are on public highway or impact the public highway then the proposals will need approval from HCC. If the proposed locations fall on Council owned land this would need approval from the Planning team at Welwyn Hatfield Council.
With all this in mind the plan below the areas in green indicates the parking bays which have already been constructed. The parking bays highlighted in yellow are still under investigation. The red parking bays are ones which we have considered and unfortunately due to the services in the verge these were not able to be constructed.
7th August 2019 - the Draft Traffic Regulation Order which describes our proposals along with the plans was advertised.
Any interested parties who wish to object have until Friday 13th September to submit a written objection to: Ka Ng, Council Offices, The Campus, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6AE
The Notice of Intent showing the proposals advertised on Wednesday 7th August 2019.
Any interested parties who wish to submit a written objection can do so until Friday 14th September 2019, and must write with their reasons why to: Ka Ng, Council Offices, The Campus, Welwyn Garden City AL8 6AE.
Plans showing the proposed resident permit areas and double yellow lines:
Plans showing proposed Verge and Footway Prohibition Order:
Plans showing the proposed Clearway Order for Chantry Lane (the section off Woods Avenue):
The draft Traffic Regulation Orders for Permits/Yellow Lines, Verge and Footway Prohibition and Clearway:
The statements of reasons for Permits/Yellow Lines, Verge and Footway Prohibition and Clearway:
Notification of CPPP meeting date 3rd July 2019 regarding parking improvement proposals in Firs Close and 76-11 Aldykes and related objections.
Letter to residents detailing start of works for parking improvements in 76-100 Aldykes, and 102-130 Aldykes.
April 2019: Proposals being worked on. Woods Avenue residents in the section between Bishops Rise and Travellers Lane, are currently being consulted on if they wish to be included
Consultation letter and plans sent to residents in Woods Avenue in late March 2019
This letter has been sent to consult on if residents from this road want to be included in a future Aldykes area permit scheme. It is proposed to include into Zone B21 which includes Sycamore Avenue and Cedar Road.
Parking improvements letter and plan sent to residents within the area:
Second consultation letter to residents and businesses in the Aldykes Area
This letter has been sent to any roads in which we received a response rate of less than 20% following the delivery of the first consultation letter. We would like to encourage everybody to complete the survey form. The more information we receive, the easier it will be to implement suitable changes.
Roads with less than a 20% response rate:
Beech Close, Briars Wood, Feather Dell, Grove Mead, Holliers Way, Maple Close, Maryland, Oak Grove, Spring Glen.
Initial letter to residents and businesses in the Aldykes Area, Hatfield.
This letter outlines the scope of the whole project. The Council are seeking views on the current parking restrictions to establish whether or not any changes are needed to improve parking provisions.
The Council are responding to requests to protect the verge and pavement, since an increasing number of drivers are using these to park on. This is making areas look unsightly and results in an increased maintenance cost to the Council, who would be responsible for any repairs.
Along with this, we will be assessing areas that may have the potential to be converted into parking bays in an attempt to create more parking provisions. However, this work will be limited due to existing lighting or other services located within the verges. Please note that Parking Services are also unable to move any trees that are in situ.
Please see the attached drawing for a visual representation of the restrictions we are proposing.
The roads which form part of this area are:
Aldykes, Beech Close, Birch Drive, Birch Close, Briars Close, Briars Lane, Briars Wood, Cavan Court, Cedar Road, Part of Chantry Lane, Croftfield, Dellfield Road, Elm Drive, Feather Dell, Firs Close, Grove Mead, Haseldine Meadows, Hillcrest, Hill Ley, Hillside, Holliers Way, Maple Close, Maryland, Oak Grove, Oaklands Wood, Spring Glen, Sycamore Avenue and Veritys.