Decision details

High Elm Road Area, Hale Barns - Proposed Waiting Restrictions: Consideration of Objections

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Environmental and Regulatory Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Council had been contacted by residents and ward members regarding inconsiderate parking in the High Elm Road area of Hale Barns. A subsequent informal consultation also raised similar issues. 


Residents mentioned that there are issues concerned with parking from people using Manchester Airport, who often leave their vehicles for long periods of time close to the junctions of High Elm Road/Hale Road and High Elm Road/Warren Drive. This parking is restricting visibility for vehicles negotiating these junctions which compromises road safety.  


Parking predominantly at the opening and closing times of Elmridge Primary School close to the junctions of High Elm Road/Elmridge Drive and Elmridge Drive/Wilton Drive is restricting access and visibility for pedestrians and vehicles, which compromises road safety for both pedestrians and vehicles.


The proposals, as shown on drawing E9086-F were formally advertised on 8 October 2020 and received 19 objections and 1 other representation.


Having considered the objections received, approval is sought to introduce the restrictions as advertised in accordance with drawing E9086-F.


1)      That the results of the consultation and objections received be noted.


2)      That following careful consideration of the objections and comments received, authorisation be given to make and introduce the Traffic Regulation Order as advertised and as detailed in Schedule 1 and as shown on drawing E9086-F within the report, as soon as is practicable.


3)      That the area be monitored following the introduction of these restrictions and a further report, for additional restrictions or amendment of existing, be progressed in due course if required.


4)      That the objectors be informed of the decision made.

Reasons for the decision:

To enable the necessary parking restrictions to be introduced and enforced, to enhance resident amenity, in the interests of highway safety and to discourage obstruction of the highway.

Alternative options considered:

The proposals could be amended in line with comments received, however, it is considered that implementation of the scheme as advertised will provide the minimum restrictions necessary to alleviate the concerns of residents that parking availability is being lost whilst maintaining safety at the junctions. Following the introduction of the restrictions, parking will be kept under observation and should parking migrate to other locations consideration will be given to the introduction of additional waiting restrictions.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Publication date: 17/06/2021

Date of decision: 15/06/2021

Effective from: 25/06/2021

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