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Zone P3 review

Update - Formal Consultation - 18 March 2011

Following the informal consultation carried out in June 2010, a total of 549 households/businesses were consulted and we received 124 returns, representing a response rate of 22.6%.

The results show that 66.9% of respondents were satisfied with the operation of the Zone P3 compared to 21.8% who were not, with a 63.7% majority opting for the days of operation to remain as Monday - Friday.

The results of the consultation along with Officer’s recommendations were reported to the Street Management Advisory Committee and the Cabinet Member for Environment Sustainability and Regeneration on 5 October 2010.

The Cabinet Member has since agreed to the following:

  • For a formal consultation to be undertaken on the following parking control amendments to Zone P3 as shown on the attached plan.
  • To adjust the existing zone boundary to exclude Gresham Way and Gresham Way Estate.
  • To extend the existing parking bays where appropriate without compromising safety and access in Gordondale Road, Lucien Road, Mount Road, Brooklands Avenue, Haslemere Road and Acuba Road.
  • To convert existing single yellow lines to double yellow lines at most junctions and bends within the zone to improve visibility and access for all road users, particularly for emergency and refuse vehicles outside the operating hours of the zone.

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Informal Consultation - June 2010

The purpose of this consultation is to seek your views on proposals to review the existing P3 Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ).

Zone P3 was originally implemented in October 2002. Since its introduction the Council has not had the opportunity to carry out a significant review to address any requests and parking concerns the local community may have.

The objective of the review is to improve road safety and the operation of the parking controls to benefit the residents and businesses. This could involve amendments to the existing yellow line waiting restriction; changes to the CPZ hours of operation (currently Monday to Friday, 9.30am-4.30pm); changes to the use of certain parking bays and the provision of additional bays where suitable. Also, to enable effective enforcement of the controls, it is necessary to ensure that all the restrictions comply with the Department for Transport’s (DfT) Regulations. This means that all designated on-street parking bays and road markings must be clearly and correctly marked and signed.

Proposed changes

The following changes are proposed:

  • To adjust the existing zone boundary to exclude Gresham Way and Gresham Way Estate.
  • To extend the existing parking bays where appropriate without compromising safety and access in the following roads: Gordondale Road, Lucien Road, Mount Road, Brooklands Avenue, Haslemere Road and Acuba Road.
  • To change the existing single yellow lines to double yellow lines at certain junctions, ends of cul-de-sacs and bends within the zone to increase visibility and improve access for all road users, particularly for the emergency and refuse vehicles.
  • To renew existing road markings throughout the zone.
  • To install new, replace missing and repair damaged signs and posts at various locations.

Optional changes- hours of operation

The following optional changes could be considered where there is general support to change the operational times:

  • Extend hours of operation (8.30am–6.30pm): This will provide maximum protection to the residents by removing short and long-term parking. However, it will be more restrictive on your visitors who will need a visitor permit from you in order to park during the controlled times.
  • 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 visitor permits. This 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. Non-residents may also work their way around the one-hour restriction by moving their vehicles during the restriction and then returning to park for the remainder of the day. The standard annual parking permit charges will still apply regardless of the zones operational hours.
  • To increase the operational days (Monday to Saturday): Additional controls on Saturdays would provide residents with added parking priority, but would put more restrictions on residents and their visitors.

Let us know your views

The decision to make any changes to zone P3 will be subject to the responses received during this consultation. 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.

The informal consultation period for these proposals closed on 16 July 2010.

We regret that due to the large number of responses received during a public consultation 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.

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Traffic & Highways
Merton Civic Centre
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SM4 5DX
Telephone: 020 8545 4869
Fax: 020 8545 4865
Email: trafficandhighways@merton.gov.uk