Residents to have their say on possible new parking controls in Whitton

Release Date: 06 July 2017

Residents in Whitton can have their say on a Council consultation which seeks their views on whether a new Community Parking Zone (CPZ) should be introduced in this area.

This consultation is being undertaken following a number of requests and petitions submitted to the Council.

The concerns from residents regarding current parking availability largely relate to daytime commuter traffic and non-residential parking. This can result in a lack of available parking spaces for the community.

The consultation boundary comprises a number of roads in this area, including properties on the west side of the High Street, though no changes are being proposed in the High Street itself.

Roads that are being consulted include Britannia Lane, Camellia Place, Constance Road, Mayfair Avenue, Melrose Avenue, Nelson Road (part), St Vincent’s Road and Tranmere Road.

The purpose of the consultation is to confirm whether there is over 50% support for a  new CPZ in all or part of the consultation area. The closing date for the consultation is 11 August 2017.

Cllr Peter Buckwell, Richmond Council Cabinet Member for Highways, said:

“Parking can be a big issue in roads where demand is high and our CPZ work programme is intended to respond primarily to those areas where a high number of requests for such schemes has been received.

“I encourage the residents of the impacted roads in Whitton to look out for their consultation documents and respond to the consultation to let the Council have their views.”  

For more information, to see if you live in the consultation area and to have your say, view the Whitton Parking Study Consultation.

Notes for editors

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Reference: P318/17

Updated: 31 July 2017