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Exeter residents’ parking

2020 Informal Consultations

In 2020 Devon County Council undertook consultations across various areas of Exeter to understand residents’ views on the introduction of residents parking restrictions in these areas.

This consultation was in response to requests from residents of these areas and reports that they are experiencing difficulties with the current on-street parking that is taking place. They were discussed at the Exeter Highways and Traffic Orders Committee in April 2019.

The intention of a residents parking scheme is to ensure that residents have priority over parking within their area, while also ensuring that local needs are considered, for instance, that local businesses and other employment hubs are not unfairly disadvantaged.

The consultation started on the 3 February 2020 and closed on 24 February 2020 and plans of the areas consulted are linked below:

Please note the boundaries defined in this informal consultation may not be the final parking boundaries that are implemented.

Responses from the consultation were summarised and reported to the Exeter Highway and Traffic Orders Committee on 18 January 2021. It was resolved that detailed plans be drawn up and formally advertised for consultation on residents parking in the Barton Road, Edwin Road, Queens Road & Wardrew Road areas.

The remaining schemes will be brought to the Exeter Highways and Traffic Orders Committee in January 2022 for prioritisation. This is the New Valley Road, Heraldry Way, Southbrook Road, Sweetbriar Lane & Woodwater Lane areas.

Some more information about residents’ parking schemes can be found in the consultation handout document.

Next steps

Residents in the Barton Road, Edwin Road, Queens Road & Wardrew Road areas will receive notification once the traffic regulation orders are advertised. It is anticipated that they will be advertised by the end of the year (2021).

Priority for proceeding with formal consultation on the schemes in the remaining areas will be decided at the Exeter Highways and Traffic Orders committee in January 2022.