The final, legally-required consultation on a formal Traffic Management Order for new parking permit areas has now gone live.
Jake, Jill and Chris have been working hard with residents, businesses and council officers to try to find a solution to long-held problems around parking in Carshalton. This final consultation is the culmination of that work and they are extremely grateful for the input from residents and businesses throughout the process. The Lib Dem-run Council takes consultation extremely seriously, so has run a very long and detailed process with residents to make sure final proposals at this stage reflect their wishes while balancing the needs of local businesses. Below you can find out about specific permit areas being proposed in this consultation. Please note that this consultation will be running until 4th January 2021.
Three new permit areas are being proposed:
CA1- Covering Wallace Crescent, Wilmot Road and the northern part of Carshalton Park Road
This proposed zone would operate Monday-Friday, 8am-6:30pm. The council have made this decision to split the previously proposed large Talbot Road area zone into two separate permit areas, with varying times. Jake, Jill and Chris believe that this would be a preferred option rather than the previous larger zone, as it takes on board very strong resident feedback in the Wallace Crescent area. Responses and informal feedback in that area strongly preferred a larger window of operation for a permit area, while other roads within the previous proposal were much more mixed. They also believe that this will solve longstanding resident complaints about lack of parking capacity in the area, freeing up space for local residents.
Please note that residents of Rayner Close, while not formally in the zone- as the road in a Private Road- will be eligible for permits.
CA2- Covering Talbot Road, The Square, Carshalton Place, Brookside, Cator Road, and Seymour Road.
This proposed zone would operate Monday-Friday, 9am-11am and 4-6pm only. Following on from the previous decision to split the Talbot Road zone, this part of the previous zone has been proposed to have much narrower hours of operation. This was done due to the complex nature of parking issues in this area and in recognition of the needs of businesses on Carshalton High Street. As such, this proposal is a compromise based on feedback from residents and businesses. Jake, Jill and Chris are committed to helping our High Street and the traders on it and this proposal would allow them greater flexibility while still delivering on our commitment to residents to implement their feedback which requested a permit zone in this area.
CB- Covering the southern part of Carshalton Park Road
This proposed zone would operate Monday-Friday, 8:30am-6:00pm. This zone is focused on eliminating commuter parking around Carshalton Beeches station. This is consistent with the approach taken around other rail stations in the borough.
Jake, Jill and Chris are keen to hear your views. You can respond to the consultation and see more information here. The consultation will run until 4th January 2021.