Hatfield South and East

The area will include south Bishops Rise, Garden Avenue, Travellers Lane and the "Wildlife roads" as well as a small section of Colney Heath. We asked residents between July 2023 and October 2023 to give us their views via an online survey about what parking changes they would like to see.

February 2024: An idea letter has been sent out to residents outlining our ideas based upon initial survey data. At this stage NO decision has been made.

 

Initial ideas:

Area A - 36% response overall

Resident Permit Zones

To maintain uniformity with other existing permit zones and enable more parking options within the area, we suggest the following:

Extension of existing permit zone B21 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. The percentages is the number of responses who were in favour of resident parking permits. 

  • Oxlease Drive: (57%) 
  • The Pastures: (77%) 

Extension of existing permit zone B30 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm.

  • Travellers Lane (Between Woods Ave/Oxlease Roundabout & Drakes Way). 51% of those responded in favour for a resident parking permit zone.

Verge and Footway Prohibition Order (VFPO) & Double Yellow Lines

The below roads were not in favour of permit restrictions; however, we will consider the roads for double yellow lines on junctions and VFPO along with Oxlease Drive and The Pastures by default.

  • Bullrush Close
  • Foxglove Close
  • Honeysuckle Gardens
  • Primrose Close
  • Badger Way
  • Coney Close
  • Deerswood Avenue
  • Hare Lane
  • Lamb Close
  • Otter Gardens
  • Woods Avenue - Between Oxlease Roundabout & Oaklands Wood (Double Yellow Lines also near traffic islands to improve access)


Area B - 28% response overall

Most residents were not in favour of parking permits, so none will be proposed. We will however consider the roads for double yellow lines on junctions and VFPO along with Cooks Way and Drakes Way by default as the roads meet criteria in terms of width and ownership:

  • Millwards
  • Richmond Court
  • St Audreys Close
  • Stanley Drive

Single Yellow Lines

Based upon survey data where majority of responses asked for it, we suggest single yellow lines in Cooks Way and Drakes Way Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. Single yellow lines will mean that no driver including residents could park on a yellow line during those hours, and permits cannot be purchased to park upon them.


Area C - 31% response overall

Resident Permit Zones

To maintain uniformity with other existing permit zones and enable more parking options within the area, we suggest the following:

Extension of existing permit zone B29 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. The percentages is the number of responses who were in favour of resident parking permits. 

  • Cherry Way: (64%) 
  • Hollyfield: (80%) 
  • Old Leys: (100%) 
  • Summerfield: (63%) 
  • Ash Drive and Garden Avenue had a low response however, 86% of those responded in favour for a resident parking permit zone. This would also take into account likely displacement from adjacent roads.
  • Residents in properties with a Travellers Lane address abutting Northdown and Southdown Roads would in this idea also be added to an eligible address list to park within the Zone.

Verge and Footway Prohibition Order (VFPO) & Double Yellow Lines

The below roads were not in favour of permit restrictions; however, we will consider the roads for double yellow lines on junctions and VFPO along with all the above-mentioned roads by default.

  • Brickfield
  • Downsfield
  • Far End
  • Sandifield
  • Strawberry Field

 

Area D - 34% response overall

Resident Permit Zones

To maintain uniformity with other existing permit zones and enable more parking options within the area, we suggest the following:

Extension of existing permit zone B28 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. We will also consider the roads for double yellow lines on junctions and VFPO  by default. The percentages is the number of responses who were in favour of resident parking permits.

  • Bishops Rise between The Wades & South Way: (75%) 
  • Bradshaws:  (50%) 
  • Cloverland: (50%) 
  • Coppice Close: (100%) 
  • Furzen Crescent: (63%) 
  • Redhall Close: not in favour however, our suggestion is to include based upon likely displacement from adjacent roads.
  • Redhall Drive: (72%) 
  • Shallcross Crescent: (100%) 

 

Area E - 39% response overall

Bullens Green Lane: most residents were not in favour of parking permits, so none will be proposed. We will however consider the road for double yellow lines on junctions and VFPO in readiness of any potential housing development nearby.

 

Take part in the feedback stage

Use the online survey to provide us with feedback.

 

Next steps 

We will consider suggestions and make any amendments to the above ideas if it is asked for in a significant quantity. This will be done after the local elections in May 2024. We would then look to formally advertise any ideas still agreeable to most residents via a Traffic Regulation Order public notice in Welwyn Hatfield Times and on lampposts. We will send a further letter if we reach that stage to notify you of this step and the opening of the 21-day formal objection stage.

Further updates will be available on this page.