Results of Consultation & Next Steps

Lambeth have now published the results of the public consultation

https://moderngov.lambeth.gov.uk/ieDecisionDetails.aspx?ID=3865

Do we want a CPZ?  The answer was a resounding and decisive YES:

  • 78% of Vassall residents feel they have a problem parking in their road
  • 71% support a CPZ
  • 71% want this to be in place Monday – Friday
  • 50% want this implemented 8.30-6.30

The next step is for the Council to fulfill their legal obligations and run a statutory consultation.  This is NOT another public vote, rather an opportunity for a final check to ensure there are no wider implications such as safety issues.

The consultation can be found here:

https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/consultations/vassall-controlled-parking-zone-consultation

It is unlikely that there will be any significant objection but we do advise and encourage you to complete the consultation in favour of the CPZ, just in case.

If everything goes through the CPZ will be implemented in July / August this year.

We have also asked that the Council look again at the introduction of Bike Hangars.  You will remember that the community was very against these as they would have further reduced parking availability.  However with the introduction of a CPZ it is worth reconsidering this, especially with the increase in people visiting the Park in the summer.

 

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CPZ – is the end in sight?

Very good news this evening!  Nearly three years after we took up the mantle of this campaign (on the back of years of work by other local residents) we received this email from Councillor Paul Gadsby

Dear All,

As promised I wanted to give you an update on the next phase of the CPZ consultation.

Following analysis of the results, the council will be recommending a CPZ across the Vassall area. It is intended that the statutory consultation will run from 15th March to the 5 April, with a four page leaflet issued in the post directly to residents, notices in local newspapers and street notices. 

In terms of the specifics of the CPZ being proposed (you will remember residents were asked their views on what timings they would like) and the reports that sit alongside it, this will be published in the next few days, there is a lot of material (drawings etc) which need to be set up hence the delay.

If you have any further questions, please contact Richard Lancaster, but I will circulate the link to the website once it is ready.

We believe that the next consultation is the Council’s statutory (legal) obligation to ensure that local residents and members of the public (not just residents in the affected area) are given the opportunity to comment or raise an objection to our proposal. It is not another vote – it would seem that we have won the vote in favour of a CPZ.  Rather the Council has to consider any wider implications.  A quick google search suggests that:

The legal requirements about the weight to be given to various factors when introducing parking subject to permits or charges including traffic issues and the interests of the owners and occupiers of properties on the affected roads.

In particular regard has to be given to:

  • the need to maintain the free movement of traffic;
  • the need to maintain reasonable accesses to premises; and
  • the extent to which off-street parking is available in the neighbourhood.

Other legally relevant factors include:

  • traffic movement
  • parking provision
  • safety
  • access to premises
  • impact on local amenities
  • air quality and
  • the passage of public service vehicles

We can’t foresee that there would be any significant objections given that we are surrounded by other CPZs.

Is it possible that the end is in sight?  Fingers crossed!

CONSULTATION CLOSES THURSDAY

Remember that the CPZ consultation closes on Thursday.  Have you voted?  Have you talked to your neighbours and other local residents about it?  The last consultation came down to a knife edge and will likely do so again.  One vote either way might tip the balance so please take 2 minutes to respond:

Please find the unique code on the envelope with the info from Lambeth, it begins with V1234 and fill out the survey – https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Vassallcpz
If you have lost your envelope / number, please email rlancaster@lambeth.gov.uk ASAP

CPZ Consultation Closes This Week

Remember that the CPZ Consultation CLOSES THIS WEEK.  Have you voted?  Have your neighbours voted?

Remember the key facts:

700 more cars are parked in Vassall on a weekday vs a weekend

Each car brings pollution and congestion: even if you are lucky enough to have off-street parking or don’t move your car in the week, this is affecting you!

Commuters squeezing in tight spaces are leaving resident cars scratched and damaged potentially increasing insurance premiums.

Less mobile residents have severe difficulties when they can’t park near their residences.

We won’t get another consultation.  Let’s make it count.

Consultation: have you had your say?

The CPZ consultation closes on THURSDAY.  Have you had your say?  If you are not sure about a blanket 9-5 CPZ, the council are offering options at peak hours (eg 9-10 and 4-5) OR lunchtimes (eg 12-2).  Outside of these hours parking would be free but even these small changes would prevent all day commuter parking and abandoned cars.
Remember why you and anyone visiting you cannot park anywhere near your home…..
Lambeth’s Parking Stress survey – June 2016   –    https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/sites/default/files/2016-Vassall-parking-survey_0.pdf
During the survey 3,900 vehicles used 2,400 spaces
 

A total of two roads had parking stresses of less than 80%, and these were: Loughborough Park Parade, and Mostyn Road.

A total of twenty roads had parking stresses of between 80% and 100%, and these were: Akerman Road, Brief Street, Calais Street, Cancell Road, Claribel Road, Cormont Road, Frederick Crescent, Halsmere Road, Inglis Street, Knatchbull Road, Langton Road, Lilford Road, Lothian Road, Loughborough Road, Minet Road, Normandy Road, Paulet Road, Russell Grove, Templar Street, and Tindall Street. 
 
A total of twenty one roads had parking stresses of over 100%, and these were:  Angell Park Gardens, Angell Road, Barrington Road, Belinda Road, Cranmer Road, Elam Street, Elliott Road, Evandale Road, Gordon Grove, Holland Grove, Loughborough Park, Millbrook Road, Moorland Road, Myatt Road, Patmos Road, Penford Road, Vassall Road, Somerleyton Road, St James Crescent, Upstall Street, Welby Street 
To take control of our streets the Council need to impose a Controlled Parking Zone. This will mean only vehicles registered to local addresses will be able to get annual permits at a cost that works out at about 50 to 70 pence per day. There will be visitor permits available to households, otherwise there will be pay and display bays.
This will remove all commuter parking – abandoned cars – people sleeping in cars – people leaving there cars here whilst on holiday – bulk parking of hire cars etc etc
Please find the unique code on the envelope with the info from Lambeth, it begins with V1234 and fill out the survey – https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Vassallcpz   
If you have lost your number, please email rlancaster@lambeth.gov.uk ASAP
Below is how people responded to the survey last time (2010)
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2010 Results: how does your street feel?

The deadline for the CPZ consultation is the 20th October.  Have you voted yet?  Have you ensured that your neighbours are aware?

We have looked back at the 2010 results to show how each street voted.  Clearly residents have come and gone since the last consultation, and the effect of more CPZs around us, plus the Oval Quarter development, are putting incremental pressure on parking. But please look at the results and response rate on your street.  Those of you on streets rejecting a CPZ may want to do some door to door persuasion.  Have no doubt that the result will be knife-edge.  In the last consultation there was only a 12% response rate with 40% for a CPZ and 54% against.

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The full report can be found here: camberwell-m-cpz-consultation-report_v2

Take the time to talk to your neighbours or drop flyers.  Remember the key facts:

  • 700 more cars are parked in Vassall on a weekday vs a weekend.  We are surrounded by CPZs and suffer from high levels of commuter and “displaced” parking.
  • This huge volume of extra cars bring pollution and congestion to our roads – even if you don’t have a car your lungs are being affected by this.
  • The pressure on parking can increase insurance premiums as more people report scratched and bumped cars.
  • There are significant volumes of abandoned cars, many in poor states of repair.
  • Many less mobile residents and families with babies are struggling with not being able to park near their house.

 

TODAY: CPZ Drop-in at Minet Library

Remember that Lambeth will be hosting a drop in session on Saturday 8 October from 10am to 4pm at Minet Library, 52 Knatchbull Road, London, SE5 9QY to discuss people’s views, any issues raised, suggested solutions and what people want for their road. Details of this event are shown in the attachments below, along with other key information about CPZs that you might find useful.

All the latest information from the campaign to implement a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) around Myatts Field Park.