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Proposed parking amendments - Church Road

Update - 13 March 2013

The enforcement of the new measures will commence on 18 March 2013.

Update 15 February 2013

Following the Cabinet Member's decision to proceed with proposed parking amendments on Church Road, Lancaster Road, and High Street, works will commence on 25 February 2013 for a period of one week.

Update - Report and Decision - 1 January 2013

Following the formal consultation carried out in October 2012 on the proposals to make some changes to the parking, waiting and loading provisions in Church Road, Lancaster Road, Courthope Road and the High Street, representations along with Officers’ comments and recommendations were be presented in a report to the Cabinet Member for Environmental Sustainability and Regeneration.

After careful consideration a decision has been made to proceed with the implementation of the proposals as shown in the report and decision linked below.

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Statutory Consultation - 4 October 2012

We have received representations from businesses proposing to make some changes to the parking, waiting and loading provisions in Church Road, Lancaster Road, Courthope Road and the High Street.

Proposed changes

The proposed changes are detailed below and shown on drawing (Z78-204-01).

  1. To allow parking on Saturdays between 8.30am and 6.30pm within the pay and display bays in Church Road and High Street.
  2. To convert the loading bay in Courthope Road to shared use thereby allowing parking between 8 and 10am, 20 minutes free no return within two hours and loading will be permitted between 10am and 6.30pm.
  3. To convert the first set of shared use bays on the south side of Lancaster Road close to its junction with Church Road to pay and display only.
  4. To convert some residents bays to shared use and introduce pay and display shared use bays on the west side of Lancaster Road between its junction with Lancaster Gardens and 9 Lancaster Road.
  5. To re-introduce 20 minutes free parking at certain pay and display (P&D) bays in the Village and Arthur Road. Please note that it is an offence to obtain any additional 20 minutes free tickets.

Following a comprehensive investigation to maximise parking provisions by providing footway parking on the east side of Church Road between Courthope Road and High Street, Village, it has been concluded that the associated costs of relocating four utility services, construction costs and the problems inherent with a cellared road far outweigh the benefits of providing three parking bays. This proposal is, therefore, not cost effective and not the best use of tax payers’ money and will not be progressed.

What happens next

A Notice 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 25 October 2012 quoting reference ES/SGE/ Church Rd.

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 representations and not necessarily the quantity. Your reasons are, therefore, important to us.

Copies of the proposed order and other documents given more detailed particulars of the proposals may be viewed at Merton Link, Merton Civic Centre, London Road, Morden, Surrey, SM4 5DX during the normal office hours Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm and Wimbledon Library. If you want to discuss the proposals in person, please telephone 020 8545 3214 to arrange an appointment.

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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