Magdalen Park Area Parking Consultation

Closes 6 Aug 2021

Opened 29 Jun 2021

Overview

A petition was received in October 2020 from residents in the five roads between Fieldview and Tilehurst Road, forming part of the Magdalen Park Estate, asking the Council to introduce a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) in order to improve the parking conditions in the area. It is understood current difficulties are mainly caused by the number of commuter and other long-stay vehicles which are able to park for free and without a time limit.

The aim of a CPZ is to prioritise parking for residents and businesses by deterring commuter and other long-stay parking by non-residents and to have a positive effect on local parking and traffic conditions. We are now carrying out a consultation with all residents and businesses so your views can be considered on the possibility of introducing a CPZ and how it should operate, including the hours/days of operation.

A plan showing the existing CPZs in the borough and their operational hours/days is available on the Council’s website here.

You should be aware that residents in the roads close to the new AFC Wimbledon Stadium, where CPZs L2, E1 (part), and G1 already operate, raised concerns about the effects on local parking and traffic conditions during match days and at other times due to parking by the occupants of the new residential dwellings within the stadium development. To provide additional protection for the community, the Council has recently approved an extension of the operational hours/days in these CPZs to 9.30am to 9.30pm, Monday to Sunday, excluding bank holidays. The change to the operational hours/days in these zones is expected to be introduced in the Autumn.

Initial investigations in the Magdalen Park area suggest that the existing pattern of partial or full footway parking could continue at most locations, providing a minimum clear width of at least 1.2 metres can be maintained for pedestrians. A preliminary design of the parking bay layout can be viewed here.

However, detailed checks would be undertaken to determine a final CPZ design, if there is local support for the introduction of a CPZ.

Information here explains the options open to you, how CPZs work and the current costs involved. Please read this information carefully before responding. More information on CPZs, including all current parking charges, can be found on the Council’s website here.

How to respond

Please give us your views by completing the survey below. 

Only one response from each household / business address is required. If your household is unable to complete the survey online and you would like a paper copy of the questionnaire or another format, please email MagdalenCPZ@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk or call (020) 8871 8929 leaving your name and address including the postcode and quoting ‘Magdalen Park CPZ consultation’ and one will be posted out to you with a postage paid return envelope.

Should you wish to make any additional comments, these can be sent using the contact details above. Please use ‘Magdalen Park CPZ Consultation’ as the subject. All comments will be considered but it will not be possible to respond to individual e-mails/comments.

The Council would like to demonstrate that any measures have the support of the local community so a good response is important. Please respond to all questions even if you don’t own a vehicle, and/or oppose a CPZ, because parking controls may still affect you or your visitors.

What happens next?

The results will be analysed for the whole area and on a street by street basis meaning that changes could be made in some roads and not others if appropriate, and could either form a new CPZ or an extension to an existing one. 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. We will write to you once the Council has made a decision and an update will be provided on the Council’s website.

Give Us Your Views

Areas

  • Wandsworth Common Ward

Audiences

  • Residents
  • Businesses
  • Landlords

Interests

  • Wandsworth Borough