The purpose of the report is to consider the results of the informal consultation on the proposed introduction of a CPZ into the Boston Road / Keston Road / Broughton Road Area which includes unrestricted roads bounded by London Road, Thornton Road and the existing Northern CPZ in the Wards of Bensham Manor, Selhurst and West Thornton.
The Traffic Management Advisory Committee considered the report on the results of the informal consultation on the proposed introduction of a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) into the Boston Road / Keston Road / Broughton Road Area which included unrestricted roads bounded by London Road, Thornton Road and the existing Northern CPZ in the Wards of Bensham Manor, Selhurst and West Thornton.
Mr Andres Ashioties addressed the Committee in his capacity as a local resident and explained that he supported the scheme because it was currently difficult for residents to park in the area. This was mainly due to hospital users parking in the area and buses parking in the local car park. It was added that the parking problems were also causing congestion. Mr Ashioties queried whether residents who purchased parking permits would be guaranteed a space and why the cost of these were higher than neighbouring Boroughs.
The Parking Design Manager responded and explained that the scheme would not guarantee a space for residents; however, the controls being introduced would relieve the parking stress and it would be much more likely that residents would be able to park closer to their house than they currently could. He also explained that the earliest the scheme would be implemented would be summer 2019 as there would be a formal consultation with residents and there was a lot of design work to agree. Each household would be eligible for 60 half-day visitor passes a year; however, it was often cheaper for visitors to use pay-and-display or the PayByPhone app. It was further clarified that the permits were a fixed price across the Borough and had not changed for many years. He explained that the prices did vary from Borough to Borough but Croydon was not particularly expensive.
In response to Councillor Ali the Parking Design Manager explained that there was support overall for the proposed introduction. It was noted that although it would be possible to implement the CPZ on some of the roads it would cause issues for the roads who do not have a CPZ as it would disperse the parking.
The Chair noted that he was a Ward Councillor for the area and he had received multiple emails from residents since becoming Councillor regarding the parking problems in the area and how the introduction of a CPZ would be beneficial. He echoed the Parking Design Manager’s comments and explained that if the CPZ was implemented on selected roads then the parking problems would be dispersed to the neighbouring roads and areas.
RESOLVED – That the Traffic Management Advisory Committee recommended to the Acting Cabinet Member for Environment, Transport & Regeneration (Job Share) that they:
1.1 Consider the responses received to the informal consultation on the proposed introduction of a CPZ into the Boston Road / Keston Road / Broughton Road Area.
1.2 Agree to proceed to the formal consultation stage for a proposal to introduce a new CPZ operational 8am – 8pm Monday to Sunday into Boston Road, Broughton Road, Colvin Road, Curzon Road, Dunheved Close, Dunheved Road North, Dunheved Road South, Dunheved Road West, Furtherfield Close, Harcourt Road, Kenmare Road, Keston Road, Lynton Road, Marden Crescent, Marden Road, Oakwood Place, Oakwood Road, Ramsey Road, Sharland Close, Southwell Road, Stanley Grove, Stanley Road, Whitehall Road and York Road as shown on Drawing No. PD – PD / 369a.
1.3 Agree to the extension of permit eligibility for this new CPZ to include property
Nos. 39 - 353 Thornton Road odd numbers only (the east and south-eastern side).
1.4 If formal consultation is agreed, delegate to the Highway Improvement Manager, Streets Directorate the authority to give the notice.