New CPZ in Wanstead to combat 'displaced' commuter cars

CONTROLLED parking zones (CPZ) are to be extended after complaints about congestion being caused by commuters avoiding existing restrictions nearby.

CPZs were introduced in Addison, Chaucer, Dangan and Spratt Hall Roads in April after residents pleaded with councillors to solve the problem of Tube users parking outside their homes.

Now councillors have agreed to schemes in Wanstead Place, Voluntary Place, Church Path, Fitzgerald Road and Greenstone Mews.

Speaking at an Area One meeting at Wanstead Church School on Monday, Cllr Sue Nolan said: "If we introduce the scheme in one area, we will get displacement in another, so we need to let these roads have permits."

But a proposal to introduce triple-use bays in Spratt Hall Road, which could be used by visitors, residents and businesses was rejected.

The majority of residents voted against the plan during a recent consultation.

Personal trainer Michel Glendinning said she has repeatedly struggle to park her car. which is essential for her work, near her High Street home since the restrictions were introduced.

She suggested more use could be made of permit bays in Spratt Hall Road, which are often empty during the day.

Miss Glendinning said: "As Wanstead residents we can't buy these permits unless we are living in these roads. We can't park outside our building because of double yellow lines.

"We used to park on Spratt Hall Road by the green, but since the permits have been put in place we can't park during the day time and have to drive around for ages to find a space.

"If we were able to buy four permits in total it would be helpful, but we understand if an exception was made for us then exceptions would have to be made for others."

But council highways officer, Nigel Burch, warned this would set a precedent which could cause further problems.

However, councillors agreed to look into the suggestion.

They also agreed to test free 20-minute parking in Addison Road to help parents dropping off their children at St Joseph's Convent School.

Cllr Michelle Dunn said: "This is what we have done and lets stick by our decisions and review the scheme later."

Cllr Alex Wilson added: "Residents in Wanstead have been consulted more on parking than any other ward in Redbridge."

The cost of implementing the new permit schemes will be £7,500.

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11:59am Tue 27 Nov 12

Cornbeefur says...

So whilst the Shops try and fight for trade against Westfields they are further hampered. This can only be a bad scheme for Wanstead and will deter shoppers and visitors further.

Maybe the Nimby residents will beg for the scheme to go once the shops close down?
So whilst the Shops try and fight for trade against Westfields they are further hampered. This can only be a bad scheme for Wanstead and will deter shoppers and visitors further. Maybe the Nimby residents will beg for the scheme to go once the shops close down? Cornbeefur
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4:16pm Tue 27 Nov 12

LakeBreeze says...

I'm sorry, but I find the "NIMBY" epithet a highly unpleasant and vicious thing to always be slung at people who have a legitimate right to care about "their back yard."

People ought to have a right to park as close to their own HOME as possible, if not right in front of it, ideally. I know it's a tall order in London, but I think people should have that be a reasonable right.

There are mothers with children. There are the elderly, or people of any age who have a disability and need the convenience of not having to park and walk a long distance just to get into their own home.

It's also not great for crime prevention if your car is parked so far away from the house or flat where you actually live, that you have no way of even keeping an eye on it.

I do not blame residents ONE BIT for desiring that they are able to park their own car in front of their own home.

As for parking for shoppers - - yes that is a problem issue. There needs to be parking for people using the high street or obviously yes, business will die out, and we don't want the either.

But the solution is not necessarily to just let the general public constantly fill up spaces outside people's homes.

I'm with these residents. It's not on to not even be able to get close to home with your own vehicle. It's not always just a luxury but can sometimes be a physical necessity.
I'm sorry, but I find the "NIMBY" epithet a highly unpleasant and vicious thing to always be slung at people who have a legitimate right to care about "their back yard." People ought to have a right to park as close to their own HOME as possible, if not right in front of it, ideally. I know it's a tall order in London, but I think people should have that be a reasonable right. There are mothers with children. There are the elderly, or people of any age who have a disability and need the convenience of not having to park and walk a long distance just to get into their own home. It's also not great for crime prevention if your car is parked so far away from the house or flat where you actually live, that you have no way of even keeping an eye on it. I do not blame residents ONE BIT for desiring that they are able to park their own car in front of their own home. As for parking for shoppers - - yes that is a problem issue. There needs to be parking for people using the high street or obviously yes, business will die out, and we don't want the either. But the solution is not necessarily to just let the general public constantly fill up spaces outside people's homes. I'm with these residents. It's not on to not even be able to get close to home with your own vehicle. It's not always just a luxury but can sometimes be a physical necessity. LakeBreeze
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6:40pm Tue 27 Nov 12

E17_er says...

Cornbeefur wrote:
So whilst the Shops try and fight for trade against Westfields they are further hampered. This can only be a bad scheme for Wanstead and will deter shoppers and visitors further.

Maybe the Nimby residents will beg for the scheme to go once the shops close down?
Exactly how are visitors supposed to park to go shopping in roads full of abandoned commuter cars. Answer they can't.
[quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: So whilst the Shops try and fight for trade against Westfields they are further hampered. This can only be a bad scheme for Wanstead and will deter shoppers and visitors further. Maybe the Nimby residents will beg for the scheme to go once the shops close down?[/p][/quote]Exactly how are visitors supposed to park to go shopping in roads full of abandoned commuter cars. Answer they can't. E17_er
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9:45pm Tue 27 Nov 12

cessnapilot says...

I don't understand why the council didn't just implement a token short restriction such as no parking between 10am and 11am on weekdays. That would stop the commuters but allow parking for the shops and businesses.
I don't understand why the council didn't just implement a token short restriction such as no parking between 10am and 11am on weekdays. That would stop the commuters but allow parking for the shops and businesses. cessnapilot
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9:52pm Tue 27 Nov 12

E17_er says...

cessnapilot wrote:
I don't understand why the council didn't just implement a token short restriction such as no parking between 10am and 11am on weekdays. That would stop the commuters but allow parking for the shops and businesses.
Agreed.
[quote][p][bold]cessnapilot[/bold] wrote: I don't understand why the council didn't just implement a token short restriction such as no parking between 10am and 11am on weekdays. That would stop the commuters but allow parking for the shops and businesses.[/p][/quote]Agreed. E17_er
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