Bromley Council is pushing ahead with a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) in central Chislehurst. According to a letter they have distributed from a survey they did of residents 77% supported the introduction of a CPZ and they now plan to extend the area covered to even more roads.
As we have repeatedly said in the past, CPZs do not solve parking problems, particularly when it is resident’s own cars that are filling up the roads (as in the picture above of Albany Road). See this page of our web site for more information on CPZs: https://www.freedomfordrivers.org/parking-traffic-offences
Of course as always the Council has a financial interest in promoting CPZs. Residents will be paying £100 per annum initially but no doubt more in future as once in place the charges always go up over time.
Bromley residents can see the wide area to be covered and respond to the public consultation here: https://www.bromley.gov.uk/parking/proposed-chislehurst-controlled-parking-zone-cpz
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I refer to the proposed CPZ in Chislehurst (Ref. ADE(TP)/RP/T100/73 ).
Despite the fact that a majority of respondents to the latest survey opposed a CPZ the council is still apparently planning to go ahead. I have sent the following to the Council and to Councillor Jack:
I understand it is proposed to go ahead with a CPZ in certain roads, even though the last consultation showed 59% of respondents opposed to the scheme.
Although some roads might have voted in favour, the reason others did not was surely because they correctly anticipate that those in the charging area will simply move their vehicles to other nearby roads that are not chargeable ones. The result will be parking problems extending over a wider area with calls for extension of the CPZ.
As with almost all CPZ schemes, the parking problems of residents will not be resolved.
This is going to be a large administrative burden with costs imposed on residents with no benefit.