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Objections to Traffic Regulation Order - Milkstone Road, Rochdale

Meeting: 10/07/2019 - Rochdale South Township Delegated Sub-Committee (Item 6)

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To consider objections to a proposed Traffic Regulation Order in the Milkstone and Deeplish Ward.


The Sub-Committee considered the report of the Director of Neighbourhoods which outlined that a request was received from Rochdale Township for the Council to investigate the introduction of parking restrictions along Milkstone Road.


Members of the public and businesses had reported issues of indiscriminate parking along the road between Drake Street and Tweedale Street. Demand

for parking in this area was high and the lack of any restrictions, except at each

end of the street, had led to a number of obstructive parking issues.


A scheme detailing new parking restrictions was drafted and advertised in

May 2019, following discussion on the scheme at several public forum meetings held in 2018 where it received a majority support.


During the consultation period the Council received 4 letters of objection to the proposal and a petition.


In general, the objectors reported that the restrictions were too extensive, would

reduce space for employee parking and displace parking onto residential

side streets.


The report outlined the reason for the proposal, the objections received and

a response to the objections.


In considering the submitted report, the Sub-Committee received representations from a resident and local business owner objecting to the proposals and from a local business owner in support of the proposals.


Alternatives considered:


The Committee could consider recommending that the proposal be amended or abandoned.


Should Committee decide not to introduce the restrictions proposed then the

issues with parked vehicles, which were reported to Rochdale Township

Committee, would not be addressed.




1.    That the Borough of Rochdale ((Civil Enforcement of Traffic Contraventions) (Various Streets) (Rochdale Township) Order 2008) (Amendment) (No.163) Order be implemented as advertised.


Reasons for the decision:


Several requests had been received for the Council to address issues of indiscriminate parking along Milkstone Road. An approved commissioning

from had been received from Rochdale Township for the Council to promote

new restrictions. The draft proposal had the support of local ward members

following discussions on the scheme at several public meetings.

Eligible for call in - yes