'CPZ Should Operate On Sundays'

Results of Mid Chiswick's CPZ consultation presented to Committee

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The results of Mid Chiswick's CPZ review consultation were presented to the Area Planning Committee this week highlighting residents' concerns over parking difficulties caused by Sunday trading and the shortage of residents' parking spaces within the CPZ.

The CPZ was originally intended to remove commuter and other all day non-residential parking, and, as the report notes, the scheme has largely been successful in achieving this. However, a number of residents stated that Sunday trading causes difficulties in parking and suggested that the CPZs should also operate on Sundays.

Conversely, residents furthest from the High Road and tube station suggested that the current operational times are excessive and that these should be reduced to either one or two hours a day.

Residents also asked for CPZ boundaries to be extended so that permit holders can move ‘freely’ within the zone and have access to parking close to local amenities, such as shops and rail/tube stations.

The report noted that "whilst this can be an advantage for those who live furthest from these amenities, it can inconvenience those who live nearby as they will be subject to parking pressure from permit holders ‘commuting’ within the zone."

Aside from these issues and complaints over 'excessive use of yellow lines' leading to reduction in residents' parking spaces, the consultation showed that the majority of respondents did not wish for any major changes to be made to their CPZ.

Members put all decisions on hold until the results of the remaining Chiswick CPZs review consultations have been completed. These will all be presented to the Area Planning Committee at the same time.


April 23, 2010