Decision details

CONTROLLED PARKING ZONE K – Parking Consultation Results and Implementation of extended controls (Monday -Saturday, 9am - 8pm) in the Richford Street Area

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for the Environment

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

In February 2019, a parking review and consultation was carried out in a sub section of Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) K, located in the Hammersmith Broadway Ward as shown in Figure 1 below. The collection of streets is bound to the east by the railway line, to the north by Goldhawk Road, to the south by Trussley Road and to the west by Hammersmith Grove.

The proposals respond principally to two of the Council’s priorities to do things with residents, not to them, and to be ruthlessly financially efficient in how it delivers the services it provides.

Overall feedback from the February 2019 consultation indicated that the majority of respondents (63%) would like an extension to the days during which controls operate.

However, before any changes could be progressed it was necessary to undertake a full review of Zone K before determining the next steps

This report details the results of the follow up public consultation held in June 2019 and provides feedback on the current parking situation in the Zone K. It explains the views of residents and businesses who responded to the consultation on aspects of parking restrictions, including days in which the controls operate and hours of control and recommends a way forward. The consultation also provided the opportunity for respondents to vote for permit holder only parking.

Currently, parking bays in Zone K operate on a shared-use basis between the hours of 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. Non-permit holders are able to pay to park using pay-and-display machines or via RingGo.

The consultation received 380 responses from 2912 questionnaires distributed, representing a response rate of 13%. Overall feedback indicated that the majority of respondents (82%) were opposed to parking controls on weekends. 83% of respondents also wanted the current hours of control to remain unchanged.



Decision:

Implement parking controls from Monday - Sunday, 9am - 8pm in the Richford Street area shared parking bays.

 

That no changes to existing parking controls (other than in Richford Street area) in Controlled Parking Zone K shall be made.

 

Reasons for the decision:

Results from the June 2019 consultation for Zone K showed that respondents outside the Richford Street area voted for retaining the current parking controls – Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm, with more than 80% of respondents were opposed to both extending the days and hours of control.

 

However, as detailed in the ‘Controlled Parking Zone K - Richford Street Area Parking Consultation Results’ Cabinet Member Decision report (date of decision: 8 April 2019), it was recommended to introduce extended parking controls for the Richford Street area as shown in Figure 1 bounded by the red line, as there was support for extending parking controls to operate Monday - Saturday, 9am - 8pm. 

 

Subsequent meetings between the Council and representatives of Richford Street have now shown there is significant support for introducing extended parking controls in that area to include Sundays and so it was agreed at that meeting with Richford Street residents that parking controls would operate Monday - Sunday, 9am - 8pm.

 

The Council in its role as Local Highway Authority as defined under the Highways Act 1980 and the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 has a duty to maintain the local highway network and ensure the movement of the network are essential responsibilities. The design and management of parking spaces is an essential part of the highway authorities’ duties in ensuring the smooth flow of the network. As such ensuring a suitable programme which looks to maintain and improve the highway is essential.

 

 

Alternative options considered:

Not applicable.

Publication date: 03/01/2020

Date of decision: 12/11/2019

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