Monday, 1 December 2014

Proposed Extension of the Eltham and Town Centre Controlled Parking Zone

Progress Estate residents may remember that proposals to extend this Controlled Parking Zone were last made in late 2013.   At that time, there was support from people living in the following roads to be included in an extended Zone:

Well Hall Road between its junction with Admiral Seymour Road and the Coronet roundabout.
Admiral Seymour Road from its junction with Well Hall Road to the beginning of Prince Rupert Road.
Prince Rupert Road up to its junction with Congreve Road.

Royal Greenwich’s Strategic Transportation team have now published proposed revisions and extensions to the Zone that reflect this support.   Large-scale draft plans will be exhibited at the Eltham Centre, Archery Road SE9 1HA on the 8-10th January 2015 between 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. (4:00 p.m. on Saturday) and the Borough’s staff will be on hand to answer questions.   Our plan shows, in green, the area’s proposed extension insofar as it lies within the confines of the Progress Estate.  

If Royal Greenwich’s plans proceed, only permit holders will be permitted to park in the above roads from Monday to Friday between 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., save for the service road outside the Well Hall Road shops.   Here, parking for up to 30 minutes will be free.   Thereafter, Pay and Display charges will apply.

The proposed annual charge for Resident parking permits is £57 per vehicle.   Visitor Permits, subject to maximum of 100 per year, will be available in books of 10 at £7.   Details are to follow on free Carer’s Permits for people needing home help.   Blue Badge holders will not require permits.

The problem this proposal attempts to address is that of commuter parking.   In deciding its response to a consultation held in 2011, which proposed an extension of the Zone into all Estate roads south of Rochester Way, the Residents Association came to the conclusion that it was not in the interests of our Estate as a whole that it be extended.   This was because the problem would potentially simply move to a different set of roads, including the southern end of all those north of Rochester Way.

The closing date for responses to this consultation to be received by Royal Greenwich is 23rd January, 2015; everyone is invited to make their views known.   The Residents Association will decide upon its response (if any) in due course and take into account all comments made to it by those living on the Estate.

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