Raynes Park residents' parking zone gets bigger after Merton Council committee decision

Abbott Avenue in Raynes Park. Picture: Google

Abbott Avenue in Raynes Park. Picture: Google

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A new Controlled Parking Zone will stop commuters from leaving their cars on residential streets near Raynes Park station.

After the recent extension of the Apostles CPZ, a number of roads within walking distance from the station have become lined with commuters’ cars, leaving residents struggling to find a parking space.

David Gaunt, 64, who lives in Abbott Avenue, said: "It’s a nightmare parking in this road now. I think a lot of us feel that the only way to stop commuters parking their cars here is to introduce a new controlled parking zone."

The Street Management Advisory Committee last Wednesday recommended that a number of roads, including Abbott Avenue, Dupont Road, Sydney Road and a part of Kingston Road, be included in the CPZ.

If the decision to introduce a controlled parking zone is approved, it is likely to happen in late October and will involve mainly permit holder bays for residents, their visitors and business permit holders, with a limited number of pay and display bays.

Chris Larkman, 67, of Bronson Road - one of the few roads in the area not to be included into the CPZ, - said: "I’m very angry because they started introducing controlled parking zones everywhere.

"I’m generally against CPZs, but if they are everywhere you are forced to have it, too."

The cost of the first parking permit is £65 a year and the price goes up with the number of cars in a household.

The second permit will cost £110 and the third - £140.

 

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3:36pm Wed 25 Sep 13

RP_CPN says...

And with any luck it will get even bigger soon when the Cambridge Road area gets a CPZ, following the consultation that ends this week.
And with any luck it will get even bigger soon when the Cambridge Road area gets a CPZ, following the consultation that ends this week. RP_CPN
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1:41am Sat 28 Sep 13

Forty_two says...

While I GENUINELY understand the plight of not being able to park anywhere near one's house, I do have to ask, is introducing parking controls to "stop commuters parking near the station" likely to encourage more people to take public transport to work?

Railway stations in the suburbs, such as we reside in, should surely provide ample parking spaces to enable commuters to park their cars for a reasonable fee (at most).

If the car parks don't exist, the council should build them IMHO. I wouldn't mind my tax money going towards such a scheme.

Perhaps the Mayor of London should be looking at this?
While I GENUINELY understand the plight of not being able to park anywhere near one's house, I do have to ask, is introducing parking controls to "stop commuters parking near the station" likely to encourage more people to take public transport to work? Railway stations in the suburbs, such as we reside in, should surely provide ample parking spaces to enable commuters to park their cars for a reasonable fee (at most). If the car parks don't exist, the council should build them IMHO. I wouldn't mind my tax money going towards such a scheme. Perhaps the Mayor of London should be looking at this? Forty_two
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9:43pm Sun 29 Sep 13

Realist75 says...

Parking pressures are just a natural product of overpopulation through excessive breeding and immigration.
Parking pressures are just a natural product of overpopulation through excessive breeding and immigration. Realist75
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