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Apostles, Dupont and Kingston – proposed zone A1

Update - Implementation - March 2014

The representations received following the statutory consultation that was carried out in June / July 2013 along with officers’ recommendations were reported to Street Management Advisory Committee and the Cabinet Member for Environmental Sustainability and Regeneration on 29 January 2014. After Careful consideration the following have been agreed:

  • To proceed with the making of the Traffic Management Orders (TMOs) for the inclusion of Abbott Avenue, Bronson Road, Chestnut Road, Dupont Road, Kingston Road - Property Nos. 348 to 540 (even numbers), Kingston Road - Property Nos. 427 to 581 (odd numbers) into the new A1 Apostles CPZ, which will be operational Mondays to Fridays (inclusive) between 8.30am to 6.30pm.
  • To proceed with the making of the Traffic Management Order (TMO) for the implementation of single and double yellow lines waiting restrictions and loading restrictions at key locations such as junctions, bends, cul-de-sacs.

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Update - Statutory Consultation - 14 November 2013

The informal consultation carried out during June/July 2013, resulted in a total of 334 questionnaires being returned, representing a response rate of 29.3%. As it can be seen from the consultation results table linked below, 53.3% of respondents support a CPZ, compared to 41.6% who do not and 5.1% who are unsure or had no response. Further analysis of the results on a road-by-road basis has revealed that there are some roads that are completely against having parking controls and therefore these roads are being excluded from the proposed zone at this stage.

The results of the consultation along with your views and officers’ recommendations were presented in a report to the Street Management Advisory Committee and the Cabinet Member on the 18 September 2013. The report and Cabinet Member decision is linked below.

After careful consideration, the Cabinet Member agreed to proceed to statutory consultation to introduce the proposed A1 CPZ to include Abbott Avenue, Chestnut Road, Dupont Road, Sydney Road and part of Kingston Road (property numbers 472 to 540 and 565), operational Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 6.30pm. The hours of operation is in line with the 68.6% majority opting for Monday to Friday and 45.8% majority opting for 8.30am to 6.30pm.

For a complete breakdown on a road by road basis please refer to the linked consultation results.

Bronson Road

Following the Street Management Advisory Committee and the subsequent decision to exclude Bronson Road form A1 CPZ, the Council has received a substantial petition (73 households) from Bronson Road requesting to be included in the A1 CPZ. The Council, have therefore taken the decision to include Bronson Road in this Statutory Consultation to give residents a further opportunity to air their views.

Kingston Road

Bushey Road to Lower Downs Road

Following the decision to include Bronson Road with the consultation for A1 CPZ, it is considered prudent to include this section of Kingston Road, as Kingston Road would be surrounded by controls with no parking available to Kingston Road residents in the event of the limited parking on Kingston Road is fully utilised.

Lower Downs Road to Dorien Road

This section of Kingston Road has no parking on the carriageway, which means if all the Apostle roads are controlled these residents would not have access to parking within their their immediate vicinity.

Therefore, a decision has been made to include Kingston Road into this Statutory Consultation.

The Council intends to split Kingston Road (Bushey Road to Lower Downs Road) into its two adjacent zones (A1 CPZ and 5F CPZ); this will allow the parking pressure overflow from Kingston Road to be shared between Bronson Road and Oxford Avenue. Kingston Road residents displaying a valid permit will be able to park either side of Kingston Road, as well as their respective adjacent zones.

For further detail please see the linked newsletter and plan below.

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Update - 1 October 2013

Following the informal consultation carried out in June/July 2013, representations received along with officers' comments were submitted to Street Management Advisory Committee in its meeting on 18 September 2013.

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Update - Consultation period extension

It was discovered that the consultation package sent out to residents was missing the Frequently Asked Questions insert. The Frequently Asked Questions has been re-issued to all residents in the consultation area and the consultation period extended by 1 week to close on 19 July 2013.

Informal consultation - 21 June 2013

The safety of our residents and visitors to the borough is of high priority for us. The quality of the street scene is of equal importance. As part of this commitment, a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) is proposed in the uncontrolled roads in the Apostles area. CPZ’s are only considered where local residents have petitioned the Council to introduce parking controls in their road. CPZ’s will usually only be implemented where a majority of households who respond within a proposed area, want one in defined circumstances.

The purpose of this leaflet is to seek your views on a proposal to introduce a CPZ in Dupont Road, Sydney Road, Chestnut Road, Bronson Road, Abbott Avenue, Lower Downs Road and part of Kingston Road. This proposal is in response to representations received, a public meeting and two petitions received from local residents who are experiencing parking difficulties in their road(s). Generally, residents feel the problem is being caused by:

  • Commuters who park and complete their journey by public transport
  • Residents within the neighbouring CPZ’s avoiding parking charges
  • Staff of nearby businesses

It has, therefore, been decided that the Council would carry out an informal consultation to seek your views on proposals to control parking in your road (see enclosed plans for the proposals).

This area is currently being proposed as a new stand alone zone thereby allowing the residents to choose the hours of operation. However, based on the results of the consultation, it may be necessary for those supporting roads to become part of an extension to existing neighbouring zone. If roads are added as extensions to existing zones they will be adopting the hours of operation of the existing zone it is added to.

For Kingston Road (the section between its junctions with Lower Downs Road and Bushey Road) subject to support for controls, the Council intends to split Kingston Road (east side and west side) into its two existing adjacent zones; this will allow the parking pressure from Kingston Road to be shared between Bronson Road and Oxford Avenue.

Let us know your views

The decision on whether to proceed with the next step, which would involve a statutory consultation on the proposals, will be subject to the responses received during this consultation. The consultation period for these proposals closed on 19 July 2013.

Visit the exhibition

Large scale plans of the proposals were available for inspection at the exhibition held on Saturday, 29 June 2013 at Raynes Park Library, Approach Road, Raynes Park, London, SW20 8BA between 12pm and 4pm. Officers were in attendance on the day to explain the proposals.

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Traffic & Highways
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Telephone: 020 8545 3840
Fax: 020 8545 4865
Email: trafficandhighways@merton.gov.uk