Decision details

Progression of Oldfield Park & Westmoreland Residents’ Parking Zone to TRO consultation

Decision Maker: Director Environment

Decision status: Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


In November 2021 consultation took place on proposals for a Residents’ Parking Zone (RPZ) in this area. The results from the consultation were analysed and summarised in a report by consultants AECOM “Oldfield Park & Westmoreland Consultation Autumn 2021”. These results were shared and discussed with ward members.

The Director of Placement Management has also discussed the results and next steps with the Cabinet Member for Transport.

It is necessary to make a decision on whether the proposals should proceed to the Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) stage of consultation.


Following consultation with the Cabinet Member for Transport, the scheme should proceed to the TRO stage of consultation (option 1) as soon as possible, subject to minor amendments to the detail, to be discussed with ward councillors.

Alternative options considered:

Option 1 – proceed to the TRO stage of consultation

Since there were a majority of respondents within the proposed zone supporting or partially supporting the proposals, this demonstrates a sufficient level of support to enable the scheme to progress to the next stage. This will allows some minor amendments to the proposals to be made following feedback from the initial consultation, giving people a further opportunity to comment.

This is the recommended option because there was a large number of responses in favour of the scheme and it appears that some of the reasons respondents gave for not fully supporting was due to misunderstanding some parts of the proposals. If the proposals are clarified and other small changes that have been requested are made, this could change the overall level of support. People should therefore be given a further opportunity to have their say.

Option 2 – abandon the proposals and take no further action

The results from the initial consultation did not show a clear majority in favour of the proposals. The proposals could be stopped at this stage.

This option is not recommended because despite the absence of a clear overall majority in favour, there are some changes and clarifications that can be made to the proposals.

Publication date: 20/04/2022

Date of decision: 19/04/2022