Following on from the public consultation undertaken in July 2017 regarding the proposed Marlborough Road 'area' controlled parking zone (CPZ), we are now progressing to the second consultation stage, known as the ‘detailed design’ consultation. The purpose of the detailed design consultation is to give residents the opportunity to assess the Council’s proposed scheme design before indicating whether there is still support for the introduction of parking controls.
The results of the initial CPZ consultation showed that the introduction of a CPZ over the whole of the Marlborough Road consultation area was not supported by the majority of respondents. However, the responses did show a majority of support in roads closest to Syon Lane station, which are more likely to be affected by parking activity by station users. The preferred days for CPZ operation where shown to be Monday-Friday.
In light of the consultation results and following discussions with local ward councillors, it has been agreed to progress proposals for a CPZ to the detailed design stage. For the purposes of the detailed design and at the request of councillors, the proposed CPZ area presented in the initial consultation has been reduced to include Marlborough Road, Epworth Road, Syon Lane and Brambles Close, and a detailed design for this area only has been taken forward.
As part of the proposed scheme design, parking in Marlborough Road ‘area’ has predominantly been proposed as resident permit holder only bays, for use by residents and their visitors. When parking in these bays during the operational hours vehicles would be required to display a valid parking permit. Only residents of the zone would be eligible for parking permits. On the western side of Marlborough Road, close to the junction with Spur Road, a number of ‘shared-use’ bays are proposed for use by residents, their visitors and RingGo pay-to-park users.
Parking in the cul-de-sac areas of Epworth Road are proposed be provided as ‘permit holders only past this point’ (PHOPTP) parking. This will allow residents to park in the positions they think appropriate, including across their own dropped kerb. Bays will not be marked on the road but yellow line waiting restrictions will show where parking is not permitted. Vehicles parked in these roads would still be required to display a valid permit during the operational hours should the CPZ be introduced.
Existing blue badge and electric vehicle parking bays within the area have been retained. Residents who have blue badges are eligible to park in on-street shared use and permit holder bays (except where controlled signs state otherwise) without displaying a residents’ parking permit.
Have your say
We are seeking the views of residents’ and businesses’ on these design proposals by undertaking a Detailed Design Consultation process, which will extend for a period of 28 days.
View the plans showing you the extent of the scheme and the proposed location of parking bays and yellow lines.
This consultation is an opportunity for you to have your say and to make comments about the proposal and your views will help determine the final CPZ design for implementation. We would therefore strongly encourage you to respond to the questionnaire even if you do not experience any parking difficulties and/or are not in favour of a CPZ.
Before completing the questionnaire, please review the information provided, on how a CPZ works and the costs involved.
The results of the consultation will be reported to your local ward councillors and you will be notified in writing of the outcome of the consultation and any future action. If the scheme is progressed, officers will produce a detailed design for the CPZ scheme and undertake further consultation with residents and businesses.
Should you have any queries or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact Martin Hempell.
Deadline for all submissions: Monday 12 March 2018.