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Parking concerns in Wharncliffe Road, Highcliffe20 March 2019

A response from DCC

UPDATE:

Councillor Colin Jamieson writes:
"Following our conversation last week and the return from leave of Mr Hutton, the head of on street parking at DCC, we had a long chat this morning and he advised me that his officers had been in Wharncliffe Rd this morning issuing tickets to those illegally parked. His frank view was that builders view tickets as an occupational hazard so they just pay them and move on!!

Anyone who sees anyone parking illegally, should phone the number below, if necessary using my name to reinforce the call. I would be grateful if you would pass this on to your members".

Paul Hutton Team Leader Parking Enforcement DCC

Tel. 01305 228110


Following queries and comments raised at the recent quarterly meeting HRA have been in further contact with Councillor Colin Jamieson and we have now had this reply which seems that there is very little we can do other than to call the police:

Dear Cllr Jamieson

I had a quick look at the decision notice and DCC Highways comments for:

36 Wharncliffe Road – Application Number 8/17/1831/FUL which states: `COUNTY HIGHWAY AUTHORITY RECOMMENDATION
8/2017/1831/FUL - 36 Wharncliffe Road, Highcliffe
I refer to the above planning application received on 19 July 2017.
The County Highway Authority has NO OBJECTION, subject to the following conditions;
Vehicle access construction
Before the development is occupied or utilised the first 5.00 metres of the vehicle access, measured from the rear
edge of the highway (excluding the vehicle crossing – see the Informative Note below), must be laid out and
constructed to a specification submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.
Reason: To ensure that a suitably surfaced and constructed access to the site is provided that prevents loose
material being dragged and/or deposited onto the adjacent carriageway causing a safety hazard.
INFORMATIVE NOTE: Dorset Highways
The vehicle crossing serving this proposal (that is, the area of highway land between the nearside carriageway edge
and the site’s road boundary) must be constructed to the specification of the County Highway Authority in order to
comply with Section 184 of the Highways Act 1980. The applicant should contact Dorset Highways by telephone at
Dorset Direct (01305 221000), by email at dorsetdirect@dorsetcc.gov.uk, or in writing at Dorset Highways, Dorset
County Council, County Hall, Dorchester, DT1 1XJ, before the commencement of any works on or adjacent to the
public highway.
Turning and parking construction
Before the development hereby approved is occupied or utilised the turning and parking shown on Drawing Number
P133-02 must have been constructed. Thereafter, these areas, must be permanently maintained, kept free from
obstruction and available for the purposes specified.
Reason: To ensure the proper and appropriate development of the site and to ensure that highway safety is not
adversely impacted upon.`

29 Wharncliffe Road – Planning Application Number: 8/16/0516/FUL which states, there is a Construction Method Statement for this site see attached but it doesn’t help with any enforcement of vehicles parking on the road:

`COUNTY HIGHWAY AUTHORITY RECOMMENDATION

8/2016/0516/FUL - The Croft, 29 Wharncliffe Road, Highcliffe
I refer to the above planning application received on 27 May 2016.
The County Highway Authority has NO OBJECTION, subject to the following conditions;
ACC05 – Access crossing
Before the development is commenced the first 5.00 metres of the access crossing, measured from the nearside edge of the carriageway, shall be laid out and constructed to a specification submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.
Reason: In the interests of road safety.

TPK02 –Turning and parking
The development hereby permitted shall not be occupied or utilised until the turning and parking shown on Drawing Number 8673/101 has been constructed. Thereafter, these areas shall be maintained, kept free from obstruction and available for the purposes specified.
Reason: In the interests of road safety.

TPK07 – Cycle parking
The development hereby permitted shall not be occupied or utilised until the cycle parking facilities shown on Drawing Number 8673/101 have been constructed. Thereafter, these shall be maintained, kept free from obstruction and available for the purposes specified.
Reason: In the interests of road safety.

GTS02 – No gates
There shall be no gates hung so as to form obstruction to the vehicular access serving the site.
Reason: In the interests of road safety.

IFN02 – Dorset Highways
NOTE: The applicant is advised that notwithstanding this consent Section 184 of the Highways Act 1980 requires the proper construction of vehicle crossings over kerbed footways, verges or other highway land. Before commencement of any works on the public highway, Dorset County Council’s Dorset Highways should be consulted to agree on the detailed specification. They can be contacted by telephone at Dorset Direct (01305 221000), by email at dorsetdirect@dorsetcc.gov.uk, or in writing at Dorset Highways, Dorset County Council, County Hall, Dorchester, DT1 1XJ.`

[...] Danny and I have visited [...], but we had no powers to force them to use the Highcliffe Cliff Top Car Park or stop them parking legally on the road. Parking slightly on the footway is not illegal and so long as they are not causing an obstruction of the footway then there is little anyone can do, if they are causing an obstruction then it is a matter for Dorset Police, as we do not have powers to enforce this.

I hope that all of the above is of help.

Regards

Mark Adams
Community Highways Team Leader
Dorset Highways
Dorset County Council
County Hall, Colliton Park
Dorchester
Dorset
DT1 1XJ

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