1) Taylor Wimpey's sales pitch regarding the estate being listed as private was to allow road parking. Ostensibly because the council would have used double yellow lines.
2) The parking issues are in part caused by inconsiderate or lazy parking but largely down to poor planning on behalf of the developer. Both private and visitor spaces are still unavailable while work is completed. How can any parking management management scheme be put in place while the estate is still incomplete?
3) As noted in a previous post, new guidelines on development state that 4 bedroom properties should be built with adequate parking for 3+ vehicles. The majority of 4-bed houses on Heath Meadow's have 1 space. On this basis, should any action regarding parking management come into play, Taylor Wimpey's abject planning and sales misinformation should also be held to account. The use of a garage that is too small to accommodate a modest sized family car does not qualify as a second space.
As a suggestion to improving the flow of traffic on the estate:
1) Taylor Wimpey to free up the existing 'sales' spaces on Wellington Way. They are rarely all in use by prospective buyers. Many buyers choose to park directly outside the sales office or further down Drake's avenue.
2) Where inconsiderate parking presents a hazard (blocking the blind corner on Wellington Way) use road markings to demarcate the area as strictly no parking. This doesn't need to be enforced by wardens, but does at least indicate that the area is off limits - if someone cannot abide by this simple rule then direct action against offenders can be taken rather then affecting the entire estate.
3) Taylor Wimpey could (and based on the above, should) offer to convert single driveways to double driveways where feasible.
Finally, Trinity Estates approach to this matter was unprofessional, contemptuous to residents and above all inaccurate. Does anyone really want to be managed by a company with a known history for poor service and a record for being mercenary. Did anyone else question the above inflation price-rise to the management fee? Was anyone surprised by Trinity's speed to threaten litigation if a bill is queried? They are well known for underhand tactics.
If the parking problem becomes too much I'd rather try a resident's committee approach. I'd rather move out then have the estate managed by Trinity Estates - it's a licence to be ripped off.