Update - 11 January 2010
Due to the adverse weather condition, we are unable to complete the outstanding work on site prior to release any permit and full operation of the zone.
Once the weather condition improves and minor works complete, we will release permits and post temporary notices on street lamp columns in the area advising when the zone will become operational. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Update - Implementation - 9 November 2009
Following the Cabinet Member's decision to amend the proposed operating days of the proposed CPZ, and the subsequent re-consultation, a report was submitted to the Cabinet Member for consideration. The Cabinet Member has agreed to proceed with the implementation of the proposed H2 CPZ.
Update - Formal Consultation - 24 July 2009
Following the statutory consultation carried out in March/April 2009, a total of 56 responses were received. Of these responses, 19 letters expressed full support for the proposals, 13 provided comments but did not expressed a view either way and 23 letters were against the proposals. Representation was also received from the Police. A total of 28 representations received wanted the days of operation changed from the proposed Mon-Sat to Mon-Fri only. This proposed amendment was also supported by local ward Members.
The representations received along with officers' recommendations were reported to the Street Management Advisory Committee on 10 June 2009. Following this meeting, the council agreed the operating days of the proposed H2 CPZ to be changed to Mon-Fri.
The decision to amend the operating days of the proposed CPZ to Mon-Fri constitutes a substantial change to the original proposals of Mon-Sat. As a result the council is required to re-consult on the revised proposals.
The notice informs residents and businesses in the affected area to submit written representations to the proposed scheme. Representation can be made in writing to: Head of Street Scene and Waste, Merton Civic Centre, London Road, Morden, Surrey, SM4 5DX by no later than 28 August 2009, quoting reference ES/SGE/CPZH2. The Council will then be required to consider all representations prior to proceeding further.
Update - Statutory Consultation - 27 March 2009
The informal consultation carried out in October/November 2008, resulted in a total of 183 questionnaires returned, representing a response rate of 43.6%, which is considered to be high for this type of consultation.
For further detail please see the linked statutory consultation newsletter below.
The results of the consultation were reported to the Street Management Advisory Committee on 13 January 2009. Following the meeting the Cabinet Member resolved:
- to proceed with a formal consultation to introduce H2 CPZ in the Poets area (to include Caxton Road, Comper Road Dryden Road Milton Road Tennyson Road and Garfield Road), operational Monday to Saturday between 8.30 am to 6.30 pm.
- to proceed with the statutory consultation undertaken to convert permit bays on the east side of Haydon's Road between property nos. 197 to 295 to pay & display shared use bays, to make efficient use of these bays by allowing visitors to businesses in Haydon's Road to utilise these bays.
- Agrees that property Nos. 167 to 317 Haydon's Road (odd numbers only) to remain within the existing zones 3E and 3F.
What Happens Next?
Statutory consultation is required prior to any decision to proceed to implementation. This is the legal part of the process and requires the introduction of traffic management order (TMO). The statutory notice will be published in the London Gazette and one local newspaper circulated in the area. In addition to this, the council will post notices in the affected streets and deliver newsletters to local residents and traders.
The notice informs residents and traders in the affected area to submit written representations to the proposed scheme. Representation can be made in writing to: Head of Street Scene and Waste, Merton Civic Centre, London Road, Morden, Surrey, SM4 5DX by no later than 24 April 2009, quoting reference ES/SGE/CPZH2. The Council will then be required to consider all representations prior to proceeding further.
Update - Decision - 06 February 2009
Update - Committee Report - 07 January 2009
Following the informal consultation carried out in September 2008 and the responses received, a report will be presented to the Street Management Advisory Committee in its meeting on 13 January 2009.
Informal consultation - September 2008
We are proposing to introduce a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) in the Poets Area. This proposal is in response to concerns and a petition received from local residents, who are experiencing parking difficulties in their road(s). Generally residents feel that the problem is being caused by:
- Commuters who park and complete their journey by public transport from either Haydon's Road or Wimbledon train stations.
- Displaced parking from neighbouring CPZs
- Residents within the neighbouring CPZs avoiding parking charges.
The council is considering three options relating to the operational times of the proposed parking measures in your area.
- Mondays to Saturdays, between the hours of 8.30am and 6.30pm. This will provide maximum protection to the residents by removing commuter parking for a longer period of time. 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.
- Mondays to Fridays or Saturday, between 11am and 3pm. This will provide less restriction for residents and their visitors, whilst still preventing most commuters from parking in the area. However, residents returning from work later in the afternoon, outside the controlled times, may have difficulties finding available parking due to shoppers, evening shift workers and those from neighbouring zones.
- One-hour controls - Mondays to Fridays, between 11am and 12 noon. This is the minimum restriction that can be applied. The advantage would be that it would mean less number of visitors' permits and more flexibility for all. However, the price of a permit is the same and a one-hour zone will do nothing to prevent others parking in the area outside the controlled time to access the local shops and use the nearby train station. Such zones have enforcement implications and make the enforcement of the zone less effective.
In addition to the measures for the proposed H2 zone, it is proposed:
- to re-zone Haydon's Road (between Numbers 169 to 317 Haydon's Road) from zone 3E to proposed H2.
- to convert permit bays on the east side of Haydon's Road between property Numbers 197 to 295 to pay and display shared use bays, this would make efficient use of these bays by allowing visitors to businesses in Haydon's Road to utilise these bays.
Let us know your views
The decision on whether or not to proceed with the next step, which would involve a formal consultation on the proposals, is subject to the responses received during this consultation.
The consultation period closed on 10 October 2008.
What happens next
It is envisaged that the result of the consultation along with officers' recommendations will be reported to the Street Management Advisory Committee and the Cabinet Member on 13 January 2009. Once a decision is made you will be informed accordingly.