Evening and weekend restrictions planned for Strand on the Green and Stile Hall
Strand on the Green CPZ. Picture: Google Streetview
Hounslow Council are planning to proceed with a statutory consultation on extended operating hours for two controlled parking zones (CPZ) in Chiswick.
The proposal is to extend restrictions for Strand on the Green (SOTG) and Stile Hall (SH) CPZs to the evenings and weekends.
The new times of operation would be Monday-Friday, 10am-Noon & 6-8pm, and Saturday-Sunday, 2-4pm.
The CPZs were introduced in Stile Hall and Strand on the Green in 2006 and 2017 respectively with the aim of deterring ‘all-day’, non-residential parking largely attributed to commuters using the nearby tube and train stations. Both CPZs were introduced with the operational times of Monday-Friday, 10am-Noon.
Residents have been making representations for an extension of operating hours due to the proximity of the zones to the new Brentford FC stadium which they are concerned will lead to parking problems on match days. In addition residents of the new flats around the stadium will not have parking spaces causing concern about overspill.
A consultation on operating hours for both CPZs was held in November and December 2019. In the Strand on the Green area 97 of 462 households responded with support for weekend restrictions overwhelming. However, only a small majority of those responding were in favour of evening restrictions.
In the Stile Hall CPZ area only 11% of the 1,179 households responded but those that did were also very heavily in favour of weekend restrictions with a clear majority wanting to see evening restrictions also.
Richard Griffith Chairman of the Strand on the Green Association (SoGA) said, “SoGA has been pushing for this extension which had been promised to coincide with the Stadium opening. This has got to be good for the residents who have already noticed increased congestion on match days. Obviously there will be those who are dissatisfied but everyone has learnt to live with the CPZ and find it for the better.”
He added, “Next we have to work on the disjointed traffic measures that suit no one. SoGA would like to see SOTG/RV/CS/FR/GP amalgamated into one area with common traffic measures but if not then SOTG/RV/CS/FR/Elmwood Road as one unit.”
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July 2, 2021