Update - Committee - 20 September 2011
- Committee Report - Reduction of 20 minutes' free parking
Formal Consultation - 7 July 2011
Merton Council is intending to reduce the provision of 20 minutes' free parking to 10 minutes' free parking within the pay and display-only bays on the following roads: Belvedere Grove, Church Road, Courthope Road Grosvenor Hill Road, Parkside and Village High Street.
The times of operation of the pay and display bays and pricing policy will remain unchanged. The purpose of this proposal is to increase the turnover of vehicles and therefore increase usage. It is considered that 10 minutes is sufficient for passing trade. Longer visits can be accommodated through pay and display facilities.
What happens next
A Notice of the Council’s intentions to introduce the above change will be published in a local newspaper and posted on lamp columns in the vicinity. Representations for and 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
firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than 29 July 2011, quoting reference ES/SGE/VCP&D.
The Council is required to give weight to the nature and content of your representations and not necessarily the quantity. Your reasons are, therefore, important to us.
All representations along with Officers’ comments and recommendations will be reported to the Cabinet Member for Environmental Sustainability and Regeneration for a decision. Please note that responses to any representations received will not be made until a final decision is made by the Cabinet Member.
A copy of the proposed TMO, a plan identifying the areas affected by the proposals and the Council’s Statement of Reasons can be inspected at the Merton Link, Merton Civic Centre, London Road, Morden, Surrey, SM4 5DX during the Council’s normal office hours Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. A copy will also be available in Wimbledon Library.
Traffic & Highways
Merton Civic Centre
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