How we consult about parking changes

We consult in different ways to let people know about changes to parking in the borough.

Types of Consultations

Initial and Design Stage Consultations

During this stage we ask people affected by parking proposals for their opinion about possible changes.

Some of the groups we may consult with are:

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

Formal/Statutory Consultations

We publish a Notice of Intent in the Welwyn Hatfield Times and put notices in the roads affected. 

Anyone can object to proposals at this stage. All objections are considered by a Cabinet Planning and Parking Panel in a public meeting, and make a recommendation. 

This is presented to the our Cabinet who will decide to either:

  • allow the proposed restrictions to be put in place as advertised
  • amend the proposed restrictions (this can only be done if this makes the proposal less restrictive)
  • stop the proposed restrictions from being put in place (in which case this may mean the consultation process will start again)

Parking Improvements

As part of our work programme we review if there are any other spaces which can also be used for parking.
An example of this might be removing part of a verge or green area to construct parking bays.

We will let residents and businesses know if we identify any areas that could be converted to parking on their road.

Contact us about parking improvements

If you think there is an area near year that would make a suitable parking area contact us at contact-WHC@welhat.gov.uk  or on 01707 357 000.