We consulted local residents in March 2021 and we received positive responses in support of the schemes. After considering all responses, the council at its meeting of 24 June 2021 agreed to implement the proposed School Streets subject to the statutory process required to implement this type of traffic control. This has now been completed and, having considered both the informal consultation and the statutory process, we are going ahead with implementation of 10 schemes.
We will begin introducing street signs during October 2021, and the schemes will go live from 1 November 2021. This means that you will not be permitted to drive into the school street during the hours of operation unless you have registered as exempt. The restrictions will be enforced with Automated Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras. There will not be physical barriers to stop vehicles from entering so there will be no impact on emergency vehicles or other exempt vehicles.
If you are a resident who lives within the School Street area, you will be able to register your vehicle as exempt. This means you will be allowed to drive into the School Street during the hours of restriction. Residents in the surrounding areas who do not live inside the School Street area will not be able to apply for exemption and will need to observe the restrictions at school drop-off and pick-up times.
Further exemptions will apply - see our ‘Exemptions’ page for more information.