This consultation is in response to requests from local residents who are affected by commuter parking and the proposals aim to prevent displacement to other areas. The intention of the scheme is to ensure that residents have priority over parking within their area, while also ensuring that local needs are taken into account, for instance, that local schools, businesses and other employment hubs are not unfairly disadvantaged.
In 2015 a number of public consultations were held to gauge the views of local residents. These views were considered by the Exeter Highways and Traffic Orders Committee on 19 April where the committee gave their approval to progress proposals to the next stage. The proposals are now subject to the statutory three week consultation. This allows members of the public to submit their comments to the revised proposals. The final decision on which roads will be included/excluded will be made after the responses to the statutory consultation have been considered.