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Fulwood Gardens and Erncroft Way parking consultation

We are consulting residents in Fulwood Gardens on the possibility of introducing parking controls to their road and residents in Erncroft Way on the possibility of re-designating the existing CPZ (Zone C) which operates there and form a new separate CPZ.

Background

We have received petitions from residents in Fulwood Gardens and Erncroft Way requesting a daytime Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) to operate 11am to 1pm, Monday to Friday to primarily deter all day commuter parking.  

A daytime CPZ does not currently operate in Fulwood Gardens. The adjacent Cole Park CPZ (Zone C) operates in Erncroft Way from 8.30am to 6.30pm, Monday to Friday. The Twickenham event day parking controls (Zone R) operates in both roads when a major event is held at Twickenham Stadium with specific hours designated for each event.

Residents, their visitors and businesses wishing to park on street during the operational days/hours of a CPZ are required/able to purchase and display a valid parking permit, unless they live in a property subject to a restriction on the issue of permits. These are normally properties that have been built within the last 20 to 25 years. 

Given that Fulwood Gardens is the only road in the area outside the existing Zone C, we would normally offer to add this road to the zone. However, this CPZ's hours of operation are much longer than the two hours of control requested in the petition from this road. In addition, to create a new CPZ, we would require a minimum of two interconnected roads. Given the support shown by the petitions, we are considering the possibility of forming a new CPZ (Zone C1) from Fulwood Gardens and Erncroft Way.

Parking proposals

As the we consider what proposals can be taken forward for these roads, we would appreciate hearing the views of residents living in Fulwood Gardens and Erncroft Way and all adjacent properties, on the following two options:

See the consultation boundary plan (pdf, 254 KB)

Option 1

  • Introduce a new CPZ in Fulwood Gardens and in Erncroft Way (Zone C1) to operate 11am to 1pm, Monday to Friday
  • Erncroft Way residents would no longer be eligible to apply for Zone C permits (resident and visitor) but they would instead be eligible to apply for permits for the new Zone C1 which would enable them to park in Erncroft Way and Fulwood Gardens only.
  • Zone C residents would not be eligible to park in Zone C1
  • The cost of an annual resident parking permit would be £53.50 in Zone C1 compared to £91.00 in Zone C. (Subsequent permits purchased per household / business per year are approximately 50% more for the second permit issued and approximately 50% more again for third and subsequent permits issued per household / business)
  • Resident visitor permits (scratchcards) currently cost £14.55 per book of ten half day permits. These are half price to the over 60s. (£7.30 with older person’s discount). Pre-booked sessions online (Pay as You Go) are £1.45 each (75p with older person’s discount)
  • One visitor permit, correctly validated, would be required for one full day’s parking in Zone C1. Two are required in Zone C
  • Zone R will continue to operate as it currently does

Option 2

  • No change to the current parking arrangements
  • Erncroft Way to remain part of Zone C (8.30am to 6.30pm, Monday to Friday) and to retain eligibility to park throughout Zone C. Zone C permit price to remain the same (£91.00 per annum)
  • Zone C residents would continue to be eligible to park in Erncroft Way
  • No daytime CPZ to be introduced in Fulwood Gardens
  • Zone R will continue to operate as it currently does

Consultation

The consultation opens on Friday 23 July and closes on Friday 17 September 2021.

Complete the survey

If you are unable to complete the survey online and you would like a hard copy of the questionnaire, please call 020 8871 8929 and leave your name and address, quoting reference 'Fulwood' and one will be posted out to you with a postage paid return envelope.

Results

We would like to demonstrate that any measures have the support of the local community, so a good response is important. Whilst we would like to apply the most supported options among responding households, the final decision will not be based on residents’ views alone. All feedback will be considered along with relevant traffic management and other highway factors, prior to a decision being made on the way forward.

The results will form part of a report which will be posted here when published.

Contact

To find out more, contact us by email at ZoneC1@richmond.gov.uk or call 020 8891 1411.

Updated: 23 July 2021