6 February 2024


Joint Statement by Powys County Council and Llangattock Community Council about the Residents Parking Consultation conducted in Llangattock in January 2024

Responding to complaints about parking in Llangattock raised during the recent Place Plan consultation, the two councils asked householders in the centre of the village whether they would support a residents parking scheme on residential roads and the public car park opposite St Catwgs Church.

  • As Highways Authority, Powys County Council (PCC) is the only body able to restrict parking on public roads.
  • The survey was conducted under its Residents Parking Policy 2017 in order to establish whether there was enough support to warrant drawing up detailed proposals for wider consultation.
  • This is the only process available in Powys.
  • Llangattock Community Council (LCC) has no authority over public roads but owns and manages the car park opposite St Catwg’s Church.

Community Councillors delivered a paper survey to 224 homes and businesses in the centre of the village.  It was accompanied by a detailed, 11-page Q+A outlining all the issues.

  • 103 (46% of forms) were returned.
  • 22% of respondents said they found it difficult to find a parking space some or all of the time.
  • Overall, 27% of respondents supported a resident parking scheme, and 67% of respondents did not.
  • 6 residents either wrote letters or returned forms which did not give a clear answer.

As was made clear in the Q+A and PCC policy document, “substantial support” (which PCC say equates to at least 50% of residents) was required before a parking scheme could be progressed for public roads in Llangattock. This threshold was not met, and that process has now ended.

LCC will further analyse the data to see whether there is cause to do anything different with the Church View Car Park.

As part of the Place Plan process, LCC will continue to work with residents and other stakeholders to identify opportunities to reduce parking pressures in our community.  Ideas put forward include:

  • Improving public transport
  • Making it easier for residents to walk and cycle
  • Vehicle and driveway sharing schemes
  • Increasing the number of publicly available spaces if opportunities arise and budgets allow
  • Working to mitigate pressures from the school-run

The two councils understand that the survey results will disappoint those residents who wanted a residents parking scheme to be introduced. Some of them have no off-street space at their homes, but by a majority of 2-1, the community has said it does not want these restrictions.

Powys County Council Highways Department and Llangattock Community Council February 2024

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