|Grove Park and Strand on the Green CPZ|
Second consultation planned in addition to public meeting
The findings of the preliminary consultation carried out in Grove Park and Strand on the Green about the possible introduction of a CPZ were discussed at this week's Chiswick Area Planning Committee.
The response rate of 43% to questionnaires sent out to residents was considered to be high and was reflective of the strength of feeling in the area about the issue.
Members were presented with figures that showed that although there were two clearly defined 'clusters' of support for the introduction of a CPZ, there remained a large areas were residents were against.
However, the method used to present these figures was called into question not just by a number of residents but also by Riverside Cllr Sam Hearn who was chairing the meeting.
It was felt that the figures had been put forward in a way that was not reflective of the true amount of support for the introduction of a parking scheme because only the responses of residents who felt that there was a traffic problem in their roads had been taken into account.
It was agreed that a wider consultation should be carried out taking in all roads that are currently affected by parking issues and also those roads that could find themselves affected by displaced parking from roads included in a CPZ.
The issue will also be discussed at next week's Chiswick Area Monitoring Meeting where it is hoped that a date for a public meeting where residents can air their views to Councillors will be set.
September 18, 2009