|Parking Controls South of Green to Stay Unchanged|
But residents' concerns lead to changes around Richmond Way
Parking controls in the two zones immediately south of Shepherds Bush Green will remain mostly unchanged after Hammersmith & Fulham (H&F) Council consulted with local residents.
With many visitors to Westfield parking in residential areas, some local people had asked the council to consider introducing longer controlled hours in zones B and C, together with a possible maximum stay period.
As a result, in January-February 2012, the council asked residents if they would like the parking controls extended from its current period of Monday - Friday, 9am to 6pm, to Monday -Sunday, 9am to 8pm.
Residents were also asked if the council should also introduce a maximum two hour stay for pay and display. The proposals included free parking for residents visitors on Sundays using the Smart Visitor Permit.
6,074 leaflets were sent out and 675 people responded. Of that number, only 154 were in favour of extending the controls. Due to the overall lack of support the council has chosen not to extend the parking controls in Zone B & C as a whole.
However, a number of residents from Richmond Way were in favour of extending the controls.
As a result, the controls on the part of Richmond Way, between Addison Gardens and Bolingbroke Road will now be from 9am to 8pm Monday to Sunday with a two hour maximum stay and free parking for Smart Visitor Permit holders on a Sunday. This area will now be incorporated into zone CC.
Cllr Nicholas Botterill, deputy leader and cabinet member for environment, said: “We have acted on residents’ concerns by carrying out this recent consultation but only a very small percentage of people were in favour of extending the regulations. However, there was some concern on Richmond Way so we have acted swiftly to protect residents’ ability to park near their homes.”
These changes are due to be implemented in the summer.May 4, 2012