Members to comment on the recommendations.
Paul Gellard from Southwark Council, environment department was present to report on the results of the Paterson Park first stage Controlled Parking Zone consultation.
This report details the findings of a study on the possibility of introducing parking controls in the Paterson Park, Bermondsey area. It provides the evidence base for the associated key decision report which sets out recommendations for the Cabinet Member for Transport, Environment and Recycling.
The aim of the consultation was to evaluate parking in the uncontrolled streets in South Bermondsey this was funded through Section 106 commitments. The consultation methods and boundary was agreed at the community council on 9 November 2010. On the 23 and 24 March 2011, 4,812 consultation leaflets were hand delivered to the area. Street notices were also fixed on existing street furniture to inform residents and local businesses that a consultation was taking place. The consultation closed on the 3 May however the Council accepted some late questionnaires after the consultation ended. In addition two petitions were received stating they were against controlled parking.
A total of 715 questionnaires were returned. This gave an overall response rate of 15%. The headline question in the consultation was: Do you want controlled parking zone to be introduced in your street?
Those that responded: 102 voted yes, 580 voted no and 33 undecided. Therefore there was a clear majority against controlled parking. Based on the results from the consultation the Council has come up with four recommendations, these are as follows:
1. Not to proceed to a second stage of the CPZ consultation.
2. To remove a section of controlled parking bays in Lynton Road by the junction of Balaclava Road, these bays are often empty so they are to be removed to relieve parking pressure on Balaclava Road.
3. Intend to install waiting restrictions on junctions in the area so officers would go out and determine where they are needed.
4. Intend to remove all unnecessary street furniture through out the consultation area and refresh any worn and faded road markings, e.g. disabled bays etc.
The officer stated that the full report and results are available to view online.
General questions during this segment, reference was made about Tesco Express, Southwark Park Road where new bays are situated and if there was any supervision for large lorries parked on double yellow lines causing chaos on Southwark Park Road with traffic going back and forth.
The officer agreed to raise it with colleagues in the enforcement team. Paul mentioned he had seen on occasions a mobile vehicle with CCTV parked in the area. The chair mentioned that she also had seen the vehicle and felt that this was not a conducive way of enforcement and resources could be better spent elsewhere.
1. That Bermondsey Commmunity Council noted the results of the Paterson Park first stage CPZ consultation and agreed to the officer’s recommendations listed above.
2. That Bermondsey Community Council noted the findings of a study on the possibility of introducing parking controls in the Paterson Park, Bermondsey area and the evidence base for the associated key decision report which sets out recommendations for the Cabinet Member for Transport, Environment and Recycling.