Residents consulted on new parking scheme

Published: 29 August 2017

Residents on Upton Road and Parkside Walk are being asked for their views on the introduction of a residents’ permit parking zone.

A four-week public consultation has begun following concerns raised by residents about the lack of parking on their roads.

There is currently a high demand for parking, not only from residents, but also shoppers. A number of abandoned vehicles have applied even more pressure on these roads.

Slough Borough Council is seeking views on proposals to:

  • remove the existing waiting restrictions (single yellow lines on Upton Road)
  • introduce a residents’ permit parking zone on Upton Road and Parkside Walk to improve the quality of the parking service in the area by restricting parking so only residents and visitors can park in this area, at all times
  • introduce additional double yellow line restrictions to improve safety, visibility and accessibility at the junction of Upton Road, Hornbeam Gardens, Harewood Place and Parkside Walk and between numbers 40-44 Upton Road and number 49 Gurney House.

Residents’ parking permits will be issued for one year and will cost £25 for the first resident permit and £50 for the second resident permit. A maximum of two parking permits are permitted per property. A third resident permit will only be authorised under exceptional circumstances and will cost £100.

Residents who live within the residents’ parking zone will be able to buy visitor parking permits at the Parking Shop, Unit 5 Shaftesbury Court, 18 Chalvey Park, Slough, SL1 2ER . Vouchers are sold in books of five and weekly vouchers are sold separately.

The 28 day consultation, which started on Monday 28 August, will gather resident feedback on the new proposals. Residents who want to participate are encouraged to:

  • email comments to tfs@slough.gov.uk
  • write to Transport for Slough at Parking, St Martins Place, 51 Bath Road, Slough, SL1 3UF.

The closing date for feedback is Thursday 21 September.

Cllr Fiza Matloob, cabinet member for transport and highways, said: “There’s a huge demand for parking in Slough and we understand it’s a contentious issue.

“We have launched this consultation to help find a solution to the parking issues raised by residents of Upton Road and Parkside Walk.

“We want residents to be able to park safely, in close proximity to their homes and we’re working hard to make sure this happens.

“I encourage all residents affected to get in contact with us and have their say on the future of parking on their roads.”