Event Day Zone Parking Proposal.

Event Day Zone Parking Proposal

 

On the 9 December 2016 we received notification from Glasgow City Council that they were commencing a process to implement event day parking controls. These parking controls were to apply to the area around Ibrox Stadium during football games and major events, and would take in the whole Dumbreck area. The target implementation date was July’17 and the first step, public consultation took place in early January’17.

Communication after the public consultation was sparse with eventual confirmation coming in June’17 that the proposal was on hold pending further discussion and consideration after the August’17 recess. Pressure was apparently being applied against the scheme from other quarters. Local councillors pushed unanimously for implementation and confirmation was obtained that the proposal would move ahead with the proviso that the zone would be increased to include the whole Craigton area. A revised timescale was issued with a proposed implementation date of June’18.

In January this year it was announced that the implementation had, once again, been put on hold. Confirmation was obtained that the proposals would continue with a revised schedule and implementation date of September’18.

We have been advised that the revised Schedule is:

February 2018

  • Complete Equalities Impact Assessment
  • Carry out initial consultation with professional road users. Local members and Community Councils will also be forwarded this information.

 

March 2018

  • Write the Statement of Reasons associated with the Traffic Regulation Order
  • Write the Report which gives a fuller explanation to the reasoning behind the Traffic Regulation Order
  • Draft the Traffic Regulation Order

 

April 2018

  • Carry out the publication of proposals by placing an advertisement in the Evening Times and displaying on-street notices on all affected roads.
  • Documentation will be made available to view by the public and the proposals will be open to a 4 week objection period.

 

May 2018

  • Acknowledge all objections.
  • Consider all objections.
  • Respond to all objectors.
  • Allow a 3 week period to withdraw their objection.

 

June 2018

  • Produce a briefing note summarising the nature and number of objections for the Executive Director to view.
  • Ask the Executive Director to approve the Order under the Council’s Scheme of Delegated Functions.
  • Get the Order signed and sealed.
  • Advise all objectors that the Order has been made despite objections.
  • Commence a 6 week period to allow for a Court of Session challenge to the Order.

 

July 2018

  • Commence physical works on site.

 

August 2018

  • Continue physical works on site.

 

September 2018

  • Implementation.

 

Ultimately this is the best solution to the ongoing parking issues and it is important that that all residents of Dumbreck take a positive position of support. We anticipate that non-residents that park here will organise many objections. We will provide a pro-forma letter to assist in the response from residents – please lodge this or your own letter to support. Further details and a regular update will be available via the website – www.dumbreckcc.org

We are close to a solution but need the support from everyone to make this happen!

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