Informal consultation

Councillor Andrew Judge
Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ)
You may wish to attend our public exhibition
Cabinet Member for
Environmental Sustainability
and Regeneration
Proposed Zone VSW- Chester Road Area
to be held at:
Cannizaro House Hotel, Westside Common, London, SW19
at the following time:
Sat 28 February 2015 from 12pm to 4pm
T: 020 8545 3425
E: [email protected]
Issue Date : 20 February 2015
Exhibition Venue
Dear Resident / Business
for the single yellow lines are indicated on zone entry
The safety of our residents and visitors to the borough
signs. In some cases there may be single yellow lines
is of high priority for us. The quality of the street
that may operate at different times and these will be
scene is of importance. As part of this commitment,
signed separately. Double yellow line restrictions do not
a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) is proposed in the
require signs. In the absence of loading restrictions on
uncontrolled roads in the Chester Road area. CPZs are
yellow lines, loading or unloading of goods is permitted
only considered where local residents have petitioned
for a limited period of time. All parking places within a
the Council to introduce parking controls in their road.
CPZ are individually signed to ensure that motorists
CPZs will usually only be implemented where a majority
are aware of the operational times and conditions. This
of households who respond within a proposed area,
ensures that the bays are fully enforceable. To minimise
want one in defined circumstances.
street furniture, every effort is made to ensure signs
are placed on existing street furniture, such as lamp
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Village Ward Councillors
Cllr Hamish Badenoch
Tel - 020 8545 3396
Email: hamish [email protected]
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PROPoSED CPZ vsw - Chester Rd area
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The purpose of this leaflet is to seek your views on
columns or signs are combined with other street signs.
proposals to introduce a CPZ in the uncontrolled roads
In a CPZ, residents, local businesses and their visitors
in the Chester Road area, as shown on the enclosed
are given priority to use the appropriate parking places
plans. This proposal is in response to representations
by displaying a valid permit in respect of that zone.
received from Chester Road residents who are
However, a parking permit does not give the holder the
experiencing parking difficulties in their road. Generally,
right to park outside a particular property, and does not
residents feel the problem is being caused by:
guarantee an available parking space.
Commuters who park and complete their journey
by public transport.
Please see the frequently asked questions (FAQ’s)
Residents within the neighbouring CPZ’s avoiding
sheet enclosed.
parking charges.
Cllr John Bowcott
Tel - 020 8946 1011
Email: [email protected]
Staff of nearby businesses and six form students
All road space in a CPZ is managed by the introduction
This area is currently being proposed as a new
of parking controls. Parking is only permitted where
Cllr Najeeb Latif
Tel - 020 8545 3396
Email: [email protected]
stand alone zone thereby allowing the residents
safety, access and sight lines are not compromised. It
to choose the hours of operation of the zone.
is, therefore, normal practice to introduce double yellow
(The contact details of ward councillors are provided for
information purposes only)
turning heads and at specific locations along lengths
A Controlled Parking Zone is an area where parking
vehicles. It is also necessary to provide yellow lines
controls are introduced to protect the parking needs
(effective during the CPZ hours of operation or at any
of residents and their visitors, as well as those of
time) where the kerb is lowered, i.e. at crossovers for
local businesses. Parking bays are marked on the
lines at key locations such as at junctions, bends,
contact us
Project Engineer - Omar Tingling
Tel - 020 8545 3214
Email: [email protected]
Large print
Your contact:
Omar Tingling
Merton Civic Centre,
London Road, Morden,
of roads where parking would impede the passing of
carriageway to indicate to motorists where they can
park safely. Yellow line restrictions are also introduced
The key objective of managing parking is to reduce and
to improve safety and traffic flow by removing dangerous
control non-essential parking and assist the residents,
or obstructive parking. In a CPZ the operational times
short-term visitors and the local businesses. Within any
CPZ, only those within the zone are entitled to permits.
Part Time Controls (10am - 4pm) - These operating
access at all times by reducing obstructive parking
Cabinet Member for Environmental Sustainability and
This means that long-term parkers will not be able to
times offer less restrictions on residents and their visitors
that is currently taking place)
Regeneration. Once a decision is made you will be
park within the permit bays during the operational times.
than ‘all day’ controls. It is still effective in preventing
An incremental pricing structure for 2nd and subsequent
long-term parkers. However, it may encourage short-
permits also assists in minimising the number of permits
term parking by non residents or businesses, such
proposed where it is necessary to allow non
You can visit our website using the following link
issued to individual residents and help discourage
as shoppers outside the operating times . Residents
residents to pay for parking for a short period at You may also
multiple car ownerships. CPZs comprise of various
returning from work later in the afternoon may find less
specific locations such as near shops, schools,
view the plans in Merton Link at Merton Civic Centre,
types of parking bays such as permit holder bays (for
available parking in their street due to this.
churches and also in areas for longer term parking
Morden during our working hours, Monday to Friday
where residents are not directly affected, to allow
between 9am and 5pm or Wimbledon Library.
use by resident or business permit holders and those
informed accordingly.
Shared Use Pay and Display bays are also
with visitor permits); shared use bays (for permit
4 hours controls (11am - 3pm) - These operating
effective use of the bays. (This will increase the
holders and pay and display) and pay and display
times offer fewer restrictions for residents and their
use of parking provisions in the area by pay and
only bays (permits are not valid). Council appointed
visitors than the “all day” controls. It is still effective
display customers whilst still maintaining parking
Civil Enforcement Officers will enforce the controls by
in preventing commuters and other long stay parking.
facilities for permit holders)
issuing fines/Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) to vehicles
However, it may encourage short-term parking outside
parked in contravention of the restrictions. Outside the
the operating times by non-residents or businesses.
controlled times the restrictions are not enforced.
Residents returning from work later in the afternoon
The decision on whether or not to proceed with the
may find less available parking in their road due to
next step, which would involve a statutory consultation
However, Civil Enforcement Officers will issue PCNs
this. Motorists unable to park in nearby roads without
on the proposals, will be subject to the responses
for any other parking contravention such as parking
controls may also take advantage of the available
received during this consultation. We would ask that
on double yellow lines, footways and parking across
parking outside the controlled times. The standard
you submit your questionnaire online using this link
individual crossovers without the property owner’s
annual parking permit charges apply regardless of the
consent. The Council aims to reach a balance between
hours the zone operates.
system has been created to keep costs down and allow
the needs of the residents, businesses and the safety
the Council to process your views more efficiently.
of all road users. In the event that the majority of those
Alternatively you can complete and return the enclosed
consulted do not support a CPZ in their road or area
Monday to Friday - This will offer more flexibility to
prepaid questionnaire (no stamp required), with any
officers may recommend that only the proposed double
residents and visitors at weekends. However it may
comments or suggestions you may have by 13 March
yellow lines identified at key locations are introduced
encourage non residents, especially shoppers, to park
to improve safety and maintain access. this would be
on Saturdays, therefore reducing available parking.
subject to Cabinet Member’s approval.
We regret that due to the number of responses received
Monday to Saturday - Provides maximum protection
during an informal consultation of this size, it will not be
to the residents. However, it will be more restrictive
possible to individually reply to each respondent. We
The proposals include a number of provisions which
on visitors who would require a visitor’s permit to park
welcome your comments on this proposal, which will
are detailed below
during the controlled times.
be noted and included within the proposed measures
where appropriate. You are also invited to speak to
Operational Hours - The choice of operational hours
The Cost of the annual parking permits remains
officers at the public exhibition on 28 February 2015 as
are explained below:
unchanged whether the CPZ operates all day or
detailed overleaf. It should be noted that subject to the
responses received, a recommendation may be made
All Day Controls (8.30am - 6.30pm) - This will provide
to only include those roads where there is a majority in
maximum protection to the residents by removing short
Parking Controls - The following are incorporated
and long-term parking. It will, however, be less flexible
within the proposed measures:
support of the proposals.
Double yellow lines at junctions, bends, ends of
a visitor’s permit from the resident they are visiting in
cul-de-sac and at strategic sections of the road to
The results of the consultation along with officers’
order to park in the permit holder bays.
create passing gaps. (This will improve safety and
recommendations will be presented in a report to the
for residents and their visitors who will need to obtain