Release Date: 16 June 2017
Residents in Strawberry Hill can have their say on a Council consultation which proposes to introduce a new Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ).
Following a number of requests submitted to the Council, a new Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) could be implemented in the Strawberry Hill area around the St Mary’s University Campus.
The concerns from residents regarding current parking availability includes: student parking, daytime commuter traffic and non-residential parking that can result in a lack of available parking spaces for the community. In addition, residents are concerned about the impact that nearby developments might have on the local area.
Roads that are being considered as part of this process include (but not exclusively): Waldegrave Road, Waldegrave Park, Strawberry Vale, Wellesley Road, Spencer Road, Popes Avenue, Strawberry Hill Road, and adjacent roads together with a number of roads in the neighbouring Fulwell and Teddington areas. See if your roads are included.
The purpose of the consultation is to confirm whether there is over 50% support for the CPZ from households in an area that could form a new CPZ. The closing date for the consultation is 28 July 2017.
The Council is also consulting residents of existing CPZs in the area, Zones E and Z4, to see if any changes to these schemes should be implemented such as an alteration to or an increase in the operational hours.
If there is sufficient positive support the Council would seek to move forward and implement a CPZ and/or make changes to the two parking schemes in the area
Cllr Peter Buckwell, Richmond Council Cabinet Member for Highways, said:
“We have heard from many residents that they are concerned about parking in the Strawberry Hill area. There are different underlying reasons in every area that can put pressure on parking. This consultation will enable us to understand the views from all residents who live in the impacted ‘zone’.
“At the moment there are discussions with the community regarding the future of St Mary’s University and the development of a Supplementary Planning Document for the wider area. This work all fits together.
“We know that residents are concerned that if there were additional students or development in the area, this could create further parking issues.
“Therefore, your views are vital to shaping the Council's final decision and it is important that as many people as possible have their say.”
For more information, to see if you live in the impacted zone and to have your say, view the consultation.
To discuss the proposals with Council officers, attend the Village Planning drop-in session on Saturday 24 June from 1.30 to 5.30pm at Strawberry Hill Golf Club, Wellesley Rd, Twickenham, TW2 5SD.
If you are a journalist and would like further information about this press release, contact Elinor Firth on 020 8487 5159.
Updated: 30 June 2017