Isle of Wight Council

30 Sep 2022

Consultation on proposed traffic changes

The Isle of Wight Council is to embark on a new round of consultation on traffic regulation orders, this time for villages and neighbourhoods in the south of the Island.  

Traffic Regulation Orders can mean changes to, or the introduction of parking restrictions such as double yellow lines, one-way streets or no right or left turns.

This will be the second set of proposals from the council to be made available via online surveys. 

The previous consultation in July covered several neighbourhoods in the east of the Island, including many parts of Ryde. 

The availability of the surveys on the council website saw a ten-fold increase in the usual number of responses to proposed Traffic Regulation Orders.

Councillor Phil Jordan, Cabinet member for transport and infrastructure, said: “We are delighted that making these consultations available online has seen such a significant increase in public participation. We look forward to receiving a similar level of public engagement with our next round of traffic regulation orders."

Councillor Jordan emphasised that getting involved in the formal consultation process is important.

He said: “It really can make a difference - and we are listening. Public comment has sometimes led us to amend proposals and in the case of two schemes in Cowes recently, withdraw them entirely."
  
The council is working with town and parish councils and local ward councillors to ensure proposals that are generated and reach the formal consultation process have already had some degree of public support. 

Comments of support and objections can only be legally considered if a full address is given whether the response comes in by letter, email or by survey.

Link to consultation web page: www.iow.gov.uk/Council/OtherServices/Traffic-Regulation-Orders/Traffic-Regulation-Orders-Live-Consultations/ 

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This will be the second set of proposals from the council to made available via online surveys
This will be the second set of proposals from the council to made available via online surveys
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  • Traffic Regulation Orders can mean changes to, or the introduction of parking restrictions such as double yellow lines, one-way streets or no right or left turns.
  • Comments of support and objections can only be legally considered if a full address is given whether the response comes in by letter, email or by survey.
 
Isle of Wight, UK