White Hart Lane Controlled Parking Zone (Zone B2) Consultation

Closed 17 Sep 2021

Opened 23 Jul 2021

Overview

Westwood Road, Westwood Gardens, Leconfield Avenue, Sutherland Gardens, Grosvenor Avenue, Grosvenor Gardens, Avenue Gardens, Upper Richmond Road West

The Council is consulting residents in the above roads with a view to adding this area to the White Hart Lane Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ), Zone B2.  An area plan can be seen here.This follows consideration of requests and petitions from residents, the majority of which request a CPZ to help improve parking conditions. 

A CPZ can alleviate the difficulties residents face in finding a parking space near to their home which are due in part to the parking of vehicles by non-residents (all day commuters and/or short and long stay parking).

If the consultation identifies support to introduce parking controls in your roads, the Council will consider developing proposals in the form of an extension of the nearby existing Zone B2, which currently operates 10am to noon, Monday to Friday.  However, this zone is being reviewed. It is possible, though not inevitable, that this may result in a change to the operational hours/days and permit costs.  Information has been provided below to help with your decision. 

Preliminary Design of parking layout

The design is available on the Council’s Parking Reviews web pages here.

We have applied a design called a ‘Permit Parking Area’ (PPA) to most roads in the area.  This is where lines and signs are kept to a minimum. This may include a bay designated for permit holders and visitors for example, double yellow lines at a road junction, and a sign at the entrance to the road stating ‘Permit holders only beyond this point’ but no other lines/ signs.  The aim of this is to maximise space and minimise street clutter.  PPAs are only intended for roads with lower traffic volumes / no through traffic, like cul-de-sacs.  

The exception to this is in Westwood Road and Leconfield Avenue where parking in marked bays is to be retained.  Parking has been permitted on the footway in these roads due to the narrowness of the roads.  In Westwood Road, vehicles are currently parking ‘fully’ on the footway.  To ensure that adequate width remains on the footway, the Council will be looking to revert to the original layout and re-position the bays ‘partially’ on the footway on both sides of Westwood Road.  In Leconfield Avenue, the current layout will be retained with a mixture of partial footway parking in most sections, and parking fully on the road in others.

An issue has been reported with the position of the electric vehicle charging bay in Westwood Road. Officers are considering options.

Parking permits

Residents, their visitors and businesses wishing to park on street during the operational hours/days of a CPZ are required  / able to purchase and display a valid parking permit, unless you live in a property subject to a restriction on the issue of permits.  (These are normally properties that have been built within the last 20-25 years).  Key information on parking permits is below:

 Resident permits

  • The price of a permit depends on the length of the operational hours/days of the CPZ.  
  • There are three pricing tiers for an annual resident permit.  The permit in Zone B2 is currently priced at the lowest of the three tiers: £53.50. Tier two is £91 and tier three £120.20.
  • (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).
  • Permit prices are reviewed annually. 
  • There is a limit of one resident permit per resident who owns / keeps a vehicle. 

Resident visitor permits 

  • Resident visitor permits (scratchcards) currently cost £14.55 per book of ten half day permits.  These are half price to the over 60s.  (£7.30 with older person’s discount). Pre-booked sessions online (Pay as You Go) are £1.45 each (75p with older person’s discount).
  • One permit would be required for one full day’s parking in Zone B2. Two permits would be required in a zone that operates for more than 4 hours.
  • Each household is allowed a total of 120 permits, equal to 12 books, within any 12 month period. 

More information on parking permits is available on the Council’s website 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 paper copy of the questionnaire, please call (020) 8871 8929 leaving your name and address including postcode and quoting reference ‘B2 OUT’ 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 B2@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk.  Please write ‘B2 OUT’ 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.

Further information

Updates will be posted on the Council’s Parking Reviews web pages. 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.

Areas

  • East Sheen Ward
  • Mortlake and Barnes Common Ward

Audiences

  • Residents
  • Businesses
  • Landlords

Interests

  • Richmond Borough