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Recreation Way Area Waiting Restrictions

Update October 2016

The representations received to the statutory consultation along with officer's recommendations were reported to the Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Environment and Housing at the end of July 2016. After careful consideration the Cabinet Member made the following decision:

Agrees to proceed with the making of the relevant Traffic Management Orders (TMOs) for part of the scheme and the implementation of the proposed waiting restrictions 'at any time' in the Recreation Way as set out below:

  • To address concerns raised regarding obstructive I dangerous parking at junctions waiting restrictions 'at any time' (double yellow lines) are proposed at the junctions of Brecon Close, Caernarvon Close, Cheshire Close, Glamorgan Close, Huntingdon Close, Kent Close, Lindsey Close and Monmouth Close off Recreation Way and on the 3 bends between Brecon Close and Caernarvon Close, Cheshire Close and Glamorgan Close; Lindsey Close and Monmouth Close.
  • The carriageway width of Recreation Way is insufficient to accommodate parking on both sides of the road. Therefore double yellow line waiting restrictions (at any time) are proposed along one side of the carriageway to ensure safety and access at all times.
  • To undertake further consultation with MOAT Housing who are the primary registered social landlord on the comers within Brecon Close, Caernarvon Close, Cheshire Close, Glamorgan Close, Huntingdon Close, Kent Close, Lindsey Close and Monmouth Close to assist with the turning and movement of emergency services / refuse vehicles, taking into account proposed regeneration work in the area with a further report to the cabinet member following that dialogue.

To view a plan of the proposed waiting restrictions as approved by the Cabinet Member please click the following link.
Recreation Way plan of proposed waiting restrictions

Street works and implementation

It is anticipated that the works will start the week commencing 17 October 2016 for a period of 1 week, weather permitting. Work will be carried out between 8am and 4.30pm. To allow the works to be carried out as quickly as possible, temporary parking restrictions will be introduced. "No Parking" cones and signs will be in place to indicate the areas where parking would be prohibited. By doing so, this will keep the roads free of parked vehicles allowing a smooth transition of the works. Offending vehicles run the risk of receiving a fine and possible relocation.
The Council is conscious of the inconvenience and the disruption that this work may cause and will endeavour to keep the impact to a minimum. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience that may be caused by these works.

 

Update 31 August 2016

Following the statutory consultation, the feedback from the community was reported to the Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Environment and Housing at the end of July. Approval has been given to proceed with partial implementation of the proposed waiting restrictions in the Recreation Way area.
For further information to the Cabinet Member decision and detailed information to the result of the statutory consultation please see the following link to the Cabinet Member report.
Recreation Way proposed waiting restrictions decision sheet
Recreation Way statutory consultation Cabinet Member report

 

3 March 2016

Following requests from residents and Pollards Hill Ward Members for the introduction of double yellow lines to tackle obstructive parking in the Recreation Way, CR4 area, the Council is proposing to introduce 'at any time' waiting restrictions to junctions, corners and bends in the following roads;

  • Recreation Way
  • Brecon Close
  • Caernarvon Close
  • Cheshire Close
  • Glamorgan Close
  • Huntingdon Close
  • Kent Close
  • Lindsey Close
  • Monmouth Close
  • South Lodge Avenue
  • Wide Way

Layout plan of proposals

Click the following link to view the layout plan of the proposed waiting restrictions
Recreation Way area waiting restrictions layout plan
The proposed waiting restriction measures aim to improve safety, visibility and provide clear access for all road users, this is particularly important for emergency service vehicles (ambulance and fire engines) and the council's refuse collection service vehicles.

 

Statutory consultation

The statutory consultation period begins on Thursday 3rd March until Monday 29th March 2016.

What happens next

A Notice of the Council's intensions to make the relevant Traffic Management Orders (TMO) for the required changes will be published in the local news paper (The Guardian), London Gazette and posted on lamp columns in the vicinity. Representations for and against the proposals must be done in writing to the Head of Sustainable Communities, Merton Civic Centre, London Road, Morden, Surrey, SM4 5DX or email trafficandhighways@merton.gov.uk by no later than 29 March 2016 quoting reference wrrec.

Objections must relate only to the elements of the scheme that are subject to this statutory consultation. 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 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. Once a decision is made by the Cabinet Member residents will be informed accordingly.

Copies of the proposed Traffic Management Order (TMO), a plan identifying the area affected by the proposal and the Council's 'statement of reasons' can be inspected at the Merton Link, Merton Civic Centre, London Road, Morden, Surrey, during the Council's normal officer hours Monday to Fridays, 9am to 5pm.

 

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