REPORT OF THE
EXECUTIVE MEMBER FOR ENVIRONMENT
POLICY STATEMENT ON PARKING ON GRASS VERGES, FOOTPATHS AND PAVEMENTS
1. The Executive Member has approved a Policy Statement on Parking on Grass Verges, Footpaths and Pavements. This followed the work of a Task and Finish Group (TFG) established by the Hampshire Action Team (HAT) for Havant to review the issue and develop recommendations that could be applied throughout the county. The work of the TFG was completed in July 2008 and a draft circulated to all HATS in August 2008 for feedback.
2. The Policy Statement includes a range of measures that could be progressed depending on the nature of the situation, including waiting restrictions or physical parking controls where sufficient off-street parking already exists; and hardened verges where there is a lack of off-street parking and highway space is restricted. There is no single treatment that will fit all situations and, in some cases, a number of complementary treatments may be required, either concurrently or in a phased approach.
3. Solutions will be considered on a neighbourhood by neighbourhood basis focusing on areas of greatest need and will be dependent on a consensus of support from the local community and from partner agencies.
4. This report arises from consideration of the report by the Executive Member for Environment on 11 November 2008, which is on Hantsweb at: http://www.hants.gov.uk/decisions/decisions-docs/081111-execmb-R1114143918.html
M J KENDAL
Executive Member for Environment