In response to residents’ requests, we carried out a consultation in Second Cross Road, Chestnut Road, and Third Cross Road including the adjacent section of Staines Road (south side) on the possibility of implementing parking controls.
This consultation follows the receipt of petitions from residents in Second Cross Road and Chestnut Road, asking for a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) to be implemented in their roads to alleviate the difficulties residents are regularly experiencing in finding a parking space near to their home due in part to the parking of vehicles by non-residents (all day commuters and/or short and long stay parking).
Having considered the petition and the overall parking situation, the Council decided to consult these roads and to include some adjacent roads, which may be affected by any change – see blue area on the attached drawing.
The consultation took place in February and March 2019 ending on Friday 8 March 2019 in the area shown below:
Residents and businesses were asked for their views on the present parking conditions including whether they would support a CPZ in the form of a new CPZ or an extension of nearby Zone Z5, which operates in First Cross Road between 8.30am to 6.30pm, Monday to Sunday, and a permit price of £109 per year.
The Council also consulted residents of Meadway and the Park Crescent cul de sac area on whether they would wish to see parking controls introduced as part of an extension to Zone WT.
View the letter (pdf, 53 KB) sent to residents
Officers base their recommendations on their own observations of parking conditions in the area. As an additional source of information, parking beat surveys were carried out by an external survey company. These are only expected to be a snapshot of the parking conditions to establish reasonable estimates of the numbers of vehicles parked belonging to residents, visitors and non-residents.
The CPZ extension will be implemented by way of Experimental Traffic Orders to provide a period of operational experience of the scheme and to allow representations to be made during the first six months of operation when a review will take place.
Click on the link below to view the Cabinet Member decision made by the Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Transport, Street scene and Air Quality.
We have now completed the preliminary CPZ design for Second Cross Road, Third Cross Road, Chestnut Road and adjacent sections of Staines Road and Hampton Road. Due to the issues we encountered when carrying out the design, with narrow road and footway widths, and the need to install double yellow lines to maintain sufficient width for emergency vehicles to pass, we have felt it necessary to amend our proposals, as posted above.
A summary of the key aspects of the design is below:
What this will mean:
The consultation ended on Friday 19 July.
Residents’ feedback to these revised proposals was received and is summarised as follows:
Officers have considered all feedback received from residents on this matter. Whilst the scope for alternative options is limited by regulations and the narrow roads and footways in the area, officers have nonetheless produced a final design and a new set of proposals. Although we are obliged to introduce the double yellow lines in Third Cross Road and Chestnut Road to improve pedestrian safety and maintain access for public and emergency service vehicles, we have managed to create an additional eight spaces in Chestnut Road and an additional four in Hampton Road.
View the final designs for:
In light of the response to the revised proposals above, the Council plans to launch a follow-up consultation. Residents were invited to attend a drop-in session on Monday 14 October 2019 at the Crane Community Centre, Meadway, between 6 and 8.30pm, where officers and ward councillors would be on hand to listen and respond to enquiries.
Documents are being prepared to consult residents again on their preferred zonal arrangements.
This is expected to commence during the end of October - early November 2019.
To find out more, contact us by email at ParkingPolicy@richmond.gov.uk or call 020 8891 1411.
Updated: 29 October 2019