Parking in Harborne (Area 3D)

Closed 26 May 2019

Opened 29 Apr 2019

Overview

We have now met with all the Ward Councillors and the Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment, and agreed the prioritisation of areas for delivery of the scheme given the limited budget currently available.

The decision has been made to proceed to Full Business Case stage with the shortlist of eight areas – 3D, 2C, 3C, 1B, 3A, 3B, 5 and 2B - as the priority areas, delivery of which is still subject to final approvals.

It is recommended not to proceed with the delivery of the Area 4 as this has received very low public support for any parking control measures. Parking should be monitored further after the completion of the parking measures on adjacent Areas 5 and 3C to determine whether any displacement of the commuter parking has occurred. Any future measures in Area 4 would be subject to securing additional funding.

Area 1C cannot be delivered with the available budget. It will require further development, public consultation and securing further S106 funds. There is potentially further funding from other nearby developments, which is subject to parking surveys showing there is a problem resulting from the new development. This could contribute to the covering the cost of the delivery of Area 1C in the future.

With regards to Area 3E, the public consultation has shown that the parking problem is largely caused by visitors to the high street, as well as police station on Rose Road and staff/parents of Harborne Primary School. The problems caused by the parking by visitors to the high street, police station and staff/parents of primary school pupils are not within the scope of the funding for this project. The budget for this project is covered by funding from the developers to target specifically commuter parking from staff at QE Hospital and University of Birmingham.

In Area 1A there was very low support from the local residents with regards to the proposed measures.

The Area 2A has higher level of the off-street parking spaces than some of the other areas which were put forward for the consultation, therefore the issue of commuter parking is of a lower priority than in the areas with very low off-street parking available. Any future measures in Area 2A would be subject to securing additional funding.

Due to current national coronavirus lockdown the delivery timelines for this project are likely to be delayed. We will give further updates in due course.  

 

Recent expansions at the University of Birmingham and facilities on the Queen Elizabeth Hospital site mean that more people are now travelling to this area. Together with new homes and an increase in car ownership, there are now significant pressures on parking in local streets.  This can have a negative impact on access for deliveries, buses and waste vehicles, and on the safety of all road users. Many properties do not have private off-street parking, and so there are increasing demands on the limited supply of public on-street parking spaces.  We are therefore proposing measures that prioritise parking provision for local residents in local streets, and improve access and safety of local roads.

Why We Are Consulting

We are working with the University and hospitals to encourage as many people as possible to make their trips by public transport, cycling and walking. Where this is not possible, we want to make sure that visiting cars are parked in appropriate places, with local residents having priority for the kerb space near their homes.

This is one location where we think we can improve on-street parking for residents and welcome feedback from people within this area.

For information on the full scheme and proposals in other areas visit: www.birmingham.gov.uk/HospUniParking

Navigate to the bottom of the page for details about public consultation events.

Proposals

In area 3D, we are considering two options to improve parking:

Option 1 - no waiting at any time

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This option proposes No Waiting At Any Time along the west side of Harborne Lane. This will improve traffic flow along this bus route and stop all day commuter parking and inconsiderate parking.

Option 2 - no waiting at any time and a day time waiting restriction

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This option proposes No Waiting At Any Time along the west side of Harborne Lane with a further daytime restriction along the east side. This will greatly improve traffic flow along this bus route and stop all day commuter parking and inconsiderate parking.

What happens next?

Events

Areas

  • Bournbrook & Selly Park

Audiences

  • All residents

Interests

  • Transport (Including Walking)