Go-Ahead Given To Controlled Parking For Riverside

Hounslow Council says majority of responses to formal consultation were in favour


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Hounslow Council has decided to go ahead with a CPZ for part of Riverside ward, following the formal statutory consultation which they say showed that a majority of residents favoured a scheme.

The general effect of the Parking Places Order will be to introduce a new controlled parking zone (CPZ) in the Chiswick Riverside 2 area which would operate Mondays to Fridays 10am-12pm.

During the statutory consultation stage, which extended from 16 June to 7 July, a total of 25 objections were received. 13 of these objections related to either design discrepancy or a misunderstanding of how the CPZ will operate, according to Hounslow Council. Some of the objections included that permits were too expensive, that parking would be displaced to surrounding streets and that local businesses would suffer.

The CPZ will consist of resident permit bays and shared use bays which will allow business & resident permit holders and payment by telephone which will be charged at £1.20 per 30 minutes. The intention of the CPZ is to remove all day non-residential parking and to increase the parking provisions for residents and their visitors.

The streets which will have proposed parking bays to be included in the CPZ are listed here. Hounslow Council acknowledged that the issue had been divisive.

The Council said, "Whilst it is recognised that some roads did indicate majority opposition to
the CPZ proposals as part of the detailed design consultation, the decision was taken to incorporate these roads in the proposed CPZ boundary due to concerns that displaced parking would likely occur in these roads if they were not included in the CPZ. Any decision not to include these roads would almost certainly result in an increase in parking in the roads and
cause significant parking difficulties for residents and their visitors."

This area incorporates Burnaby Crescent, Burnaby Gardens, Compton Crescent, Dean Close, Fauconberg Road, Florence Road, Gordon Road, Grove Park Terrace (between railway and Fauconberg Road), Hazledene Road, Nightengale Close, St Maryís Grove, St Thomasís Road, Sutton Court Road (between Elmwood Road and Grove Park Bridge), Whitehall Gardens, Whitehall Park Road and Wolseley Gardens.

Following consultations in Riverside ward, Hounslow Council decided in 2016 to add more streets to the area of controlled parking in Grove Park.The proposed large developments near Chiswick, including the Lionel Road football stadium in Brentford had led to more residents in some roads in Grove Park asking for controlled parking to be considered.

Residents in Area 2 - including Burnaby Gardens, Fauconberg Road, St Mary's Grove and fifteen other streets, were re-consulted in light of the decision made at the Chiswick Area Forum to include Sutton Lane South in the statutory consultation.

Despite deciding some years ago to reject controlled parking for Grove Park as a whole, it now looks as if much of the area is likely to get a parking scheme over the next few years as more streets 'opt in' because of parking 'creep'.

December 9, 2017

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