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Church Road, Wimbledon – parking amendments

Update - 22 October 2013

Following the informal consultation carried out in August/September 2013, representations received along with officers' comments were submitted to the Cabinet Member for Environmental Sustainability and Regeneration on 5 October 2013.

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Informal Consultation - 28 August 2013

Following representations made by some local businesses, it is proposed to make some changes to the parking, waiting and loading provisions in Church Road, Clement Road and Allington Close.

Proposed changes

The proposed changes are detailed below and shown on drawing Z78-215-01 (1.4MB).

  1. To remove the peak hour parking ban on the Pay and Displays bays in Church Road to allow parking Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 6.30pm. This will be done on an experimental basis and will be monitored for its effects on the peak hours traffic flow for a period of up to 18 months.
  2. To convert the disabled persons parking bay in Church Road, adjacent to property No. 15 Church Road, to pay and display bay. This bay has now been relocated to Courthope Road.
  3. To remove one pay and display parking bay adjacent to property No. 5 Church Road to assist with the free flow of traffic, particularly large vehicles and buses. This bay is being replaced by at any time waiting and loading restrictions.
  4. To introduce three pay and display parking bays on the east side of Allington Close. These bays will operate Monday to Saturday from 8.30am to 6.30pm with a maximum stay of one hour and 20 minutes free.
  5. To convert the residents' permit holder parking bays on Clement Road to resident and pay and display shared-use parking bays with a maximum stay of five hours. Business permits will not be permitted in these bays.

The purpose of an experimental Order (No. 1 above) is to allow us to monitor and access the effects of a scheme. It can remain in force for a maximum period of 18 months. Changes can be made to the scheme, if necessary during the first six months of the scheme being implemented. We will subsequently decide before the end of the 18-month period whether or not to continue the provisions of the experimental order, with any changes, on a permanent basis. Subject to the outcome of this consultation, the order will come into effect on 11 October 2013. This means that the signs and road markings will be changed prior to the Order coming into effect. An Experimental Order also provides an opportunity for representations to be made within the first six months which will be considered prior to making a final decision.

What happens next

A Notice of the our intention to introduce the above measures will be published in a local newspaper (The Guardian), London Gazette and posted on lamp columns in the vicinity. Representations against the proposals described in this Notice must be made in writing to the Head of Street Scene and Waste, Merton Civic Centre, London Road, Morden, Surrey, SM4 5DX or email trafficandhighways@merton.gov.uk by no later than 20 September 2013 quoting reference ES/SGE/CHURCHRDAREA. Objections must relate only to the elements of the scheme that are subject to this statutory consultation.

All representations along with Officers’ comments and recommendations will be presented in a report to the Cabinet Member for Environmental Sustainability and Regeneration. Please note that responses to any representations received will not be made until a final decision is made by the Cabinet Member.

We are required to give weight to the nature and content of your representation and not necessarily the quantity. Your reasons are, therefore, important to us.

Copies of the proposed Traffic Management Order (TMO) and other documents giving more details of the proposals may be viewed at Merton Link, Merton Civic Centre, London Road, Morden, Surrey, SM4 5DX during the Council’s normal office hours Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm and Wimbledon Library.

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Contact us

Traffic & Highways
Merton Civic Centre
London Road
Morden
SM4 5DX
Telephone: 020 8545 3214
Fax: 020 8545 4865
Email: trafficandhighways@merton.gov.uk