New Teddington Controlled Parking Zone (Zone T2)

Closes 24 Oct 2021

Opened 24 Sep 2021

Overview

On 14th January the Council approved the introduction of several new Controlled Parking Zones (CPZs) across the Teddington / Strawberry Hill area.

Following some further work including consultation with your ward councillors, final proposals have been made, which have necessitated a re-drawing of the boundaries of some existing CPZs and a change to the operational hours / days.

The road in which you live is to be part of the new / reformed Teddington Controlled Parking Zone (T2).  The existing Zone T west of the railway line and some new roads (Coleshill Road, Queens Road, Park Road, Middle Lane, North Lane, Little Queens Road, Park Lane, St Mary’s Avenue Madison Close, Park Road (part), Avenue Gardens) form this larger area providing access to CPZ roads closer to your home. (Dark green shaded area on this map, ‘T2’). 

The operational hours/days of the existing pay and display schemes in High Street, Broad Street and The Causeway are to remain unchanged.

As we progress implementation of the new CPZ, the Council is carrying out a ‘2nd stage’ consultation to consult properties in the new zone on the CPZ operational hours, advise properties within the new CPZ area of the zone boundary and provide an opportunity to comment.

As you live within this new CPZ, we would like to hear your views. Please read the information below before responding.

Operational hours

The 2020 consultation results in the roads currently part of Zone T and in those outside the CPZ area showed clear support for the zone to operate Monday to Friday and for two hours a day, with little support for longer hours.  Whilst we are not asking for views on which days the zone is to operate, as there was clear support for Monday to Friday, we would like to hear your views on which two hour morning control residents would prefer.  8.30am to 10.30am currently operates in Zone T.  10am to noon is expected to be more effective in deterring commuters. 

The Royal Parks’ decision to introduce parking charges in all the public car parks in Bushy and Richmond Parks is now awaiting parliamentary approval. Since this may result in displacement parking into the surrounding roads, especially at the weekends, a further review of the operational hours/days and consultation may be necessary in the future.

Some key information is below. 

  • The current price of an annual resident permit in a 2 hour zone (8.30am to 10.30am or 10am to noon) zone would be £53.50.
  • Permit prices are reviewed annually. 
  • Subsequent permits purchased per household / business per year are approximately 50% more for the 2nd permit issued and approximately 50% more again for 3rd 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.  One permit would be required for one full day’s parking in a 10am to noon zone.
  • Some properties are subject to a restriction/prohibition on the issue of permits.  (These are normally properties that have been built within the last 20-25 years).
  • More information is available on the Council’s website here.

Design

Preliminary designs of the CPZ layout have been made.  These are preliminary designs (not final) and are subject to further amendments prior to finalisation.

As part of the preparation of these designs, we have sought the views of the London Fire Brigade to ensure emergency vehicle access is maintained. Whilst we always try to maximise parking capacity and retain the existing patterns of parking, this is not always possible if roads and footways are narrow.

We have proposed some yellow lines in roads to address issues such as access and sight lines at junctions, regardless of whether the CPZ is introduced in the road.  An example in this area is Park Road. Others may be added when the full design is made. Please be reassured that availability levels over the zone are expected to be improved by a CPZ as commuters and long stay vehicles are deterred from parking.    

Yellow lines have been marked in front of driveways/dropped kerbs as standard. In existing zones, any bays across driveways/dropped kerbs will be removed and replaced with a yellow line. However, in most cases, there are currently two options:

1-Retain the yellow line as proposed in the preliminary design. This is recommended for those who do not wish to park in front of their driveways / dropped kerb, and would prefer to remove any ambiguity over who can park there. If this is your preferred option, there is no need for any action on your part. 

2- Ask the Council to consider omitting the yellow line and leave the area unmarked, terminating the bay on either side. This is not a clear deterrent for unauthorised parking but allows residents and their visitors to continue parking at this location. When parking during the operational days/hours of the CPZ, a valid permit must be displayed.  If this is your preferred option, please confirm this by email to the address at the top of this letter.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • The above two options are being offered on a trial basis and are subject to review.   If, at any time in the future, there are operational difficulties in maintaining this approach, the Council will review these options.  Such a review may result in one of these options being withdrawn and changes made to the line marking/restrictions across driveways/dropped kerbs.
  • Unless you have been authorised by the property owner / occupier of a certain property to park in front of their driveway/dropped kerb, you are not entitled to park there.
  • Parking is not permitted in front of entrances accessing multi-occupancy dwellings.

The preliminary designs, and dropped kerb info are available on the Parking Reviews webpage here.

Have your say

Please give us your views by completing the online survey below.

If you are unable to complete the survey online and you would like a hard copy of the questionnaire, please call (020) 8871 8459 leaving your name and address including postcode and quoting reference ‘T2’  and one will be posted out to you with a postage paid return envelope.

Should you wish to make any additional comments, you may do so by emailing: TeddShill@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk Please write ‘T2’ in the subject heading.  All comments will be considered but it will not be possible to respond to individual e-mails/comments.

What happens next?

The Council 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.

Whilst implementation of these schemes is provisionally programmed for early-mid 2022, we are not in a position to provide a firm date because of the work still to be done, the duration of which is variable.   We will write to you again with the decision and further information regarding implementation and how to obtain a permit.   Updates will be posted on the Parking Reviews webpage where a copy of the Transport and Air Quality report can also be viewed, which details the outcome of all the consultations and reviews in this area.

Further information

Further information, including how a CPZ works, permit application criteria/guidance, all parking charges and the decision-making process, is available on the Council’s website here.  Alternatively, this information can be obtained by calling the Customer Service Centre on 020 8891 1411 and asking for the Parking Policy Team.

Give Us Your Views

Areas

  • Teddington Ward

Audiences

  • Residents
  • Businesses
  • Landlords

Interests

  • Richmond Borough