Agenda Item No.
THE VALE OF GLAMORGAN COUNCIL
CABINET: 5TH NOVEMBER, 2012
REFERENCE FROM SCRUTINY COMMITTEE (ECONOMY AND ENVIRONMENT): 9TH OCTOBER, 2012
"412 INDIVIDUAL DISABLED PARKING BAYS - UPDATE (DVSH) -
Members were informed of the current position regarding the provision of Individual Disabled Parking Bays within the Vale of Glamorgan and that the Director of Visible Services and Housing had been requested by the Leader of the Council to consider how the backlog of approved requests for Individual Disabled Parking Bays could be addressed. The Director advised that the Council’s Traffic Management Team received many applications for Individual Disabled Parking Bays to be provided in residential areas on the highway network. Each application was considered strictly in accordance with the agreed Policy and a copy of the procedure for dealing with such applications was attached at Appendix A to the report. Funds from the Traffic Management Annual Operational Budget were allocated to progress 10 bays per year, with the cost of the provision of one Individual Disabled Parking Bay currently being approximately £1,300.
The report detailed that the provision of an Individual Disabled Parking Bay required a Traffic Regulation Order with the total cost of the provision of one bay including the cost of two Legal Notices as well as the costs of erecting of signs, the laying of road markings and appropriate traffic management. The estimate for the cost of the backlog of 24 bays was reported as approximately £18,200. This would mean that if all were addressed at the same time the costs of advertising would be reduced. The Chairman also referred to the cost of Traffic Regulation Orders in general and following consideration by the Committee, it was subsequently
(1) T H A T the proposal to address the backlog of approved requests for Individual Disabled Parking Bays, as detailed within the report, be approved and referred to Cabinet for consideration.
(2) T H A T Cabinet be requested to review the costs involved in making all Traffic Regulation Orders, in order to investigate whether they could be carried out more efficiently online and by letter.
Reasons for recommendations
(1) To support the proposal to address the backlog.
(2) In the interests of value for money and the Council’s budget.
Attached as Appendix - Report to Scrutiny Committee (Economy and Environment): 9th October, 2012