Release Date: 04 July 2017
Residents living in an existing parking zone in Hampton Wick can have their say in a consultation as part of a review of a current Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ).
Following a number of comments and requests received by the Council, a consultation is now being carried out into the arrangements around the existing Zone X that is currently in place.
Zone X currently includes Hampton Wick High Street and surrounding roads, including Park Road, Glamorgan Road and Lower Teddington Road.
This review follows concerns from residents regarding congestion and access problems that have been occurring in the Zone on Sundays when the current CPZ is not in operation.
It is understood that these difficulties are primarily caused by shoppers and other visitors to Kingston town centre. This can result in a lack of available parking spaces for the community.
The Council is seeking feedback from residents and businesses in this area on whether they would wish to see the Community Parking Zone (CPZ) extended to operate every day, including Sundays and Bank Holidays. The Council is also considering the upgrade of existing single yellow lines (waiting restrictions) so that they apply for a longer period or 'At Any Time.'
The purpose of the consultation is to confirm whether there is over 50% support for the proposed changes to the CPZ from households in the area. The closing date for the consultation is 11 August 2017.
Cllr Peter Buckwell, Richmond Council Cabinet Member for Highways, said:
“We know that there are a lot of pressures on parking spaces in this area, particularly on Sundays and Bank Holidays when the current CPZ is not in place.
“We are a listening Council and we want residents to share their views on proposals that we believe will help.
“Generally the Council expects positive support from more than 50 per cent of households before implementing a new CPZ or extending the operational hours of an existing CPZ.
“Residents will be the ultimate decision makers on this, therefore I want to encourage as many local people to respond and let us know their views.”
If you want to see if you live in the impacted zone, or would like to have your say, view the consultation.
If you are a journalist and would like further information about this press release, contact Elinor Firth on 020 8487 5159.
Updated: 31 July 2017