We have been liaising for many months now, at the request of residents from the following roads: Torr, Cottingham, Kingsdale, Raleigh, Wordsworth, Southey Street and Green Lane, who, because of the difficulty in parking in their streets have wanted a new parking survey carried out. The survey carried out in 2011 did not prove a weighted balance either for or against parking restrictions.
We had already reached agreement that these roads would be revisited and consultation surveys are in the process of being sent out – pre-work having already been done.
However, we have been receiving an increased number of emails on parking issues from all over Penge. The changing nature of our High Street and surrounding areas, with new popular shops has added to the parking problems. Residents are also frustrated by the number of commuters who choose free parking on residential roads instead of using the Station car parks.
Other residents are very much against Controlled Parking Zones (CPZs) on their roads and we and LBB know that CPZs are not a perfect solution.
However, to satisfy the building pressure from residents we need to gauge the strength of feeling on both sides so that a decision can be made. We have therefore, reached agreement with the LBB that they carry out a Penge wide parking consultation.
LBB will send out consultation letters to each household outlining the limitations of CPZs and the various CPZ options open to residents.
To ensure this exercise is carried out effectively and concludes with a clear decision for each road, you need complete the questionnaire and return it. If you belong to a Residents’ Association or voluntary group, please encourage people to respond either way.