SOUTH WOODFORD: No changes to CPZ following consultation
REZONING of the South Woodford Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) will not take place after a council run consultation revealed there was no desire for change.
All households within the CPZ, which has been in existence since 1996, were asked if they would like to see the zone split into smaller sections and whether they were happy with the existing hours of restriction.
The majority of those who replied said they were happy with the exisiting hours of restriction (8.30am – 6.30pm, Monday - Friday).
While several roads near to South Woodford Station voted for a smaller inner zone where people living on the fringes of the CPZ would not be able to park, the majority of respondents were against rezoning.
At a committee meeting last Tuesday (March 27), councillors agreed to ask officers to look again at Marlborough Road, Pulteney Road and Mulberry Way where residents had expressed concerns about misuse of visitor permits.
But Deputy Leader of Redbridge Council, Ian Bond, said: “There isn’t enough support for an inner zone in enough roads that would make a sensible area.”
It was also agreed that a recommendation to introduce single yellow lines in Station Passage, South Woodford, would be re-examined after Cllr Gwyneth Deakins expressed fears that a local mini cab company might be put out of business by the proposal.
As part of the consultation 33 new permit parking places will be introduced across the zone.
An earlier stage of the consultation, carried out in January, asked residents living on the fringes of the zone whether they wished to be included in the CPZ.
As a result of that four roads were added to the zone.