Update - 13 December 2012
Following the formal consultation carried out in July/August 2012, representations received along with officers' comments were submitted to Street Management Advisory Committee in its meeting on 4 December 2012.
Update - 20 July 2012 - CPZ Extension
The Council is proposing to include Edna Road and Dorien Road in the existing RPS CPZ. This is due to petitions (PT531) and (PT533) received from residents of the aforementioned roads asking to be included in the parking controls.
Update 16 March 2012 - Implementation
Following the statutory consultation carried out in October/November 2011, the representations received along with officers’ recommendations were reported to Street Management Advisory Committee and the Cabinet Member for Environmental Sustainability and Regeneration on 23 January 2012. After Careful consideration a decision has been made:
- To proceed with the making of the Traffic Management Order (TMO) for the inclusion of Carlton Park Avenue and Vernon Avenue into the existing RPS CPZ, operational Monday to Friday between 8.30am to 6.30pm.
- To proceed with the making of the Traffic Management Order (TMO) for the inclusion of Rothesay Avenue, Chase Side Avenue and part of Kingston Road into the existing 5F CPZ, operational Mondays to Fridays between 8.30am to 6.30pm.
- To proceed with the making of the Traffic Management Order (TMO) for the implementation of double yellow line waiting restrictions at key locations such as junctions, bends, cul-de-sacs and locations where traffic flow is impeded on those roads to be excluded from the CPZ.
- To proceed with a statutory consultation to include Oxford Avenue into the existing 5F CPZ, operational Monday to Friday between 8.30am to 6.30pm (Oxford Avenue)
Update - 9 February 2012
Following the formal consultation carried out in October 2011, representations received along with officers' comments were submitted to Street Management Advisory Committee in its meeting on 23 January 2012.
Update - 20 October 2011
The informal consultation carried out in April/May 2011 on the proposal to introduce a controlled parking zone (CPZ) in your roads resulted in a total of 481 questionnaires returned, representing a response rate of 34.4%. As it can be seen from the table, 57.6% of respondents indicated that they currently have parking problems in their roads compared to 32.8% who feel that they do not.
A majority of 53.6% do not support the concept of a CPZ, compared to 38.7% who do, with 7.7% undecided. In response to the preferred days of operation, 59.8% support Monday to Friday compared to 20% who prefer Monday to Saturday. The remaining 20.2% have no preference or do not support a CPZ. With regards to the preferred hours of operation, 37% support 8.30am – 6.30pm; 19.3% prefer 10am – 4pm, whilst 22.9% support 11am – 12pm. The remaining 20.8% had no preference or do not support a CPZ.
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 20 September 2011. After careful consideration, a decision was made to carry out the following:
- A statutory consultation to introduce Carlton Park Avenue, Vernon Avenue and Edna Road into the existing RPS CPZ, operational Mondays to Fridays between 8.30am to 6.30pm.
- A statutory consultation to introduce Rothesay Avenue, and Chase Side Avenue into the existing 5F CPZ, operational Mondays to Fridays between 8.30am to 6.30pm.
- A statutory consultation to introduce double yellow line waiting restrictions at key locations such as junctions, cul-de-sacs and locations where traffic flow is impeded to include Dorien Road, Dupont Road, Sydney Road, Chestnut Road, Bronson Road and Oxford Road.
- A statutory consultation to introduce a Car Club bay in Rothesay Avenue.
Update - Committee Report - 20 September 2011
Informal consultation - 26 April 2011
The Council is seeking the views of local residents on proposals to introduce a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) in Carlton Park Avenue, Vernon Avenue, Edna Road, Dorien Road, Dupont Road, Sydney Road, Chestnut Road, Bronson Road, Oxford Road, Chase Side Avenue, Rothesay Avenue and part of Kingston Road. This proposal is in response to representations and a petition 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 or those working in nearby businesses.
- Surrounded by existing CPZ’s displacing parking into the uncontrolled area.
- Residents and staff of nearby businesses within the neighbouring CPZs avoiding parking charges.
It has, therefore, been decided that the Council would carry out an informal consultation to seek views on proposals to control parking in above mentioned roads (see linked drawings for the proposals below).
The proposals include a number of provisions which are detailed below.
The choice of operational hours are:
All Day Controls (8.30am - 6.30pm): This will provide maximum protection to the residents by removing short and long-term parking. It will, however, be less flexible for residents and their visitors who will need to obtain a visitor’s permit from the resident they are visiting in order to park in the permit holder bays.
Part Time Controls (10am - 4pm): These operating times offer less restrictions on residents and their visitors than ‘all day’ controls. It is still effective in preventing long-term parkers. However, it may encourage short-term parking by non-residents or businesses, such as shoppers outside the operating times . Residents returning from work later in the afternoon may find less available parking in their street due to this.
One-hour Control (11am - 12 noon): This minimum restriction offers more flexibility to residents and their visitors than the part time day controls, reducing the amount of visitors’ permits they would normally obtain, and is still effective in restricting long-term parking. However, it may encourage other short term parking outside the restricted time, by non-residents such as shoppers and other residents from neighbouring CPZs. Non-residents may also work their way around the one-hour control by moving their vehicles and then returning to park for the rest of the day.
The proposed operational days include:
Monday to Friday: This will offer more flexibility to residents and visitors at weekends. However it may encourage non-residents, especially shoppers, to park on Saturdays, therefore reducing available parking for your visitors.
Monday to Saturday: Provides maximum protection to the residents. However, it will be more restrictive on visitors who would require a visitor’s permit to park during the controlled times.
The standard prices for annual parking permits apply to all operational times, whether all day, part time, or one-hour controls (for permit pricing structure see Frequently Asked Questions linked below).
The following are incorporated within the proposed measures:
- Double yellow lines at junctions, bends, ends of cul-de-sac and at strategic sections of the road to create passing gaps. (This will improve safety and access at all times by reducing obstructive parking that is currently taking place)
- Shared Use Pay and Display bays are also proposed where it is necessary to allow non-residents to pay for parking for a short period at specific locations such as near shops, schools, churches and also in areas for longer term parking where residents are not directly affected, to allow effective use of the bays. (This will increase the use of parking provisions in the area by pay and display customers whilst still maintaining parking facilities for permit holders)
Let us know your views
The decision on whether or not 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 Informal Consultation period for these proposals closed on 27 May 2011.
We regret that due to the number of responses received during a public consultation of this size it will not be possible to individually reply to each respondent. We welcome your comments on this proposal, which will be noted and included within the proposed measures where appropriate. You are also invited to speak to officers at the public meeting on
7 May 2011 as detailed overleaf. It should be noted that subject to the responses received, a recommendation may be made to only include those roads where there is a majority in support of the proposals.
You may wish to attend our public exhibition to discuss the proposals with council officers to be held at
Raynes Park Library, Approach Road, Raynes Park, London, SW20 8BA,
Saturday 7 May 2011 from
1pm to 5pm.
What happens next
The results of the consultation along with officers’ recommendations will be presented in a report to the Street Management Advisory Committee and/or the Cabinet Member for Environmental Sustainability and regeneration. Once a decision is made local residents will be informed accordingly.
Traffic & Highways
Merton Civic Centre
Telephone: 020 8545 4869
Fax: 020 8545 4865