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 Title                        South Greenford CPZ – Results of Consultation

 Responsible Officer(s)       Service Director, Transport & Planning Policy
                              Alex Williams, Service Director
 Author(s)                    Tel: 020 8825 8099
                              E-mail: williama@ealing.gov.uk
 Portfolio(s)                 Transport & Planning
 For Consideration By         Cabinet
 Date to be Considered        7 October 2003
 Implementation Date if
                              22 October 2003
 Not Called In
 Affected Wards               Greenford Green
 Area Committees              Greenford
 Keywords/Index               Controlled Parking Zone

 Purpose of Report:
 Public consultation was undertaken during the month of July 2003 with residents and
 businesses in the Greenford area in respect of controlled parking zone (CPZ) proposals.
 This report sets out the results of the consultation exercise, the discussions at the
 Greenford Area Committee and recommendations to Cabinet on which scheme to
 proceed with.


1.       Recommended Actions

         It is recommended that the Cabinet:

         i)     Note the results of the public consultations and the recommendations of the
                Greenford Area Committee;


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      ii)    Agrees to implement a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) in the following roads:

                Bennetts Avenue
                Uneeda Drive
                Oldfield Lane North (from Western Avenue to Rockware Avenue)
                Ingram Way
                Courthope Road
                Oldfield Farm Gardens
                Birkbeck Avenue
                Hill Rise
                Hillbeck Way
                Station View
                Birkbeck Way
                Downing Drive
                Middleton Avenue (between Bennetts Avenue and Downing Drive)
                Belle Vue

      iii)   Agrees that the Greenford CPZ should operate Monday to Friday, 10am to
             11am and 2pm to 3pm.

      iv)    Agrees that the Greenford CPZ operate a policy of white lines across
             driveways.

      v)     That yellow lines be introduced at the following locations:

                Oldfield Lane North from Rockware Avenue to where the canal passes
                 under the road.
                the corner of Karoline Gardens and Greenford Road.
                Rockware Avenue between Oldfield Lane North and Greenford Road.

      vi)    That a review of the CPZ take place 6 months after implementation which
             includes a consultation to streets surrounding the CPZ giving them the
             opportunity to demonstrate their views on joining the zone.


2.     REASON FOR DECISION

2.1   The report sets out details of the consultation response for a new controlled parking
      zone in Greenford and the views of the Area Committee on this proposal. It is a
      Cabinet responsibility to make the final decision on such schemes.


3.    KEY-POINTS

      Financial and Legal Implications
3.1   These are referred to in the appended report

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4.    BACKGROUND

4.1   The consultation took place in July on a controlled parking zone proposal in the
      Greenford area. The Greenford Area Committees considered the consultation
      results at their meeting on the 18th September 2003. The report to this committee is
      attached as Appendix A.

4.2   The Area Committee agreed with the officer recommendations on the following
       issues:

         the streets to be covered by controls,
         the days of operation (Monday to Friday, 10 am to 11 am and 2pm to 3pm), and
         the policy on white lining across crossovers, and
         the new yellow lines at selected locations outside of the proposed zone

      They also recommended that the core zone also include Belle Vue, Downing Drive
      and top end of Middleton Avenue.

4.3   Officers recommend that Cabinet agree to implement the new controlled parking
      zone in the streets listed in the report in accordance with the advice of the
      Greenford Area Committee.

Background Documents
-     Area Committee report
-     Consultation Results




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APPENDIX A – REPORT TO GREENFORD AREA COMMITTEE

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                              Greenford CPZ Proposal – Results of Public
Title
                              Consultation
Responsible Officer(s)        Service Director, Transport & Planning Policy
                              Hamish Keith, Principal Technical Analyst
Author(s)                     Tel: 020-8758-8854
                              e-mail: hamish.keith@ealing.gov.uk
Portfolio(s)                  Transport & Planning
For Consideration By          Greenford Area Committee
Date to be Considered         18th September 2003
Affected Wards                Greenford Green
Area Committees               Greenford

Keywords/Index                Parking, public consultation, controlled parking

Abstract:
Public consultation was undertaken during the month of July 2003 with residents and
businesses in the Greenford area (Appendix 1) in respect of controlled parking zone
(CPZ) proposals. This report sets out the results of the consultation exercise and puts
forward recommendations to the Greenford Area Committee based on the results of the
public consultation.




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1. Recommended Actions

1.1   It is RECOMMENDED that the Greenford Area Committee:

      i)     Recommends to Cabinet to implement a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) in
             the following roads:

                Bennetts Avenue
                Uneeda Drive
                Oldfield Lane North (from Western Avenue to Rockware Avenue)
                Ingram Way
                Courthope Road
                Oldfield Farm Gardens
                Birkbeck Avenue
                Hill Rise
                Station View
                Birkbeck Way

      ii)    Recommends to Cabinet that the Greenford Zone CPZ should operate
             Monday to Friday, 10am to 11am and 2pm to 3pm.

      iii)   Recommends to Cabinet that the Greenford Zone CPZ operate a policy of
             white lines across driveways.

      iv)    That double yellow lines be introduced the in Oldfield Lane North from
             Rockware Avenue to where the canal passes under the road.

      v)     Yellow lines are placed on the corner of Karoline Gardens and Greenford
             Road.

      vi)    That double yellow lines be introduced in Rockware Avenue between Oldfield
             Lane North and Greenford Road.

      vii)   That a review of the CPZ take place 6 months after implementation which
             includes a consultation to streets surrounding the CPZ giving them the
             opportunity to demonstrate their views on joining the zone.


2.    Key-points

      Financial Implications
2.1   The Capital costs to implement the controlled parking measures detailed in section
      1.1 (1) are estimated to be £50,000 (inclusive of Traffic Management Orders and
      fees) and these can be met from Transport for London (£23,600) and Section 106
      budgets (£26,400).



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      Legal Implications
2.2   The Council has power to implement Controlled Parking Zones (CPZ’s) pursuant to
      the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984. The relevant procedures are set out in the
      Local Authorities Traffic Orders (procedure) England and Wales Regulations 1996


3.    CONSULTATION PROCESS

3.1   A process of pre-consultation work occurred with representatives of local residents,
      business owners and ward councillors who took part in several consultative forums
      that took place throughout June 2003. Meetings were held where the consultation
      document, the consultation boundaries and the options regarding times a CPZ may
      operate were discussed and agreed prior to the consultation document being
      distributed. The Greenford Area Committee approved the document on 11 th June
      2003. A copy of the consultation document can be found in Appendix One.

3.2   The consultation took place from the week beginning 1st July to the 31st of July
      2003. This allowed a possible maximum of 31 days for consultation. Transport
      Services continued to accept returns for a short time after the close date and at the
      time of writing no consultation document had been excluded due to late response.

3.3   A total of 2,143 consultation questionnaires were distributed to local residents and
      businesses in the consultation zone using the Royal Mail. The councils database
      provided the basis for information relating to addresses within the consultation
      areas. Consultation documents and questionnaires were posted through Royal Mail
      using 2nd class post. A copy of the consultation document can be found in
      appendix one.

3.4   During the first few days after delivery it was discovered that the printers used for
      the job had made an error and the reply envelopes supplied in the consultation pack
      required residents to supply a stamp to return the document. An apology was
      received from the printer and arrangements were made to post out a business reply
      envelope with a formal apology.

3.5   A public exhibition was held where residents and business owners were able to view
      more detailed plans than it was possible to include in the consultation document.
      This exhibition was held at the Glaxo Leisure Club, Oldfield Lane North from
      Thursday 3rd July to Saturday 5th July 2003. Residents and business representatives
      had the opportunity to discuss the CPZ proposal in detail with Council Officers and
      representatives from the Councils consultants, Parkman Ltd.

3.6   Other aspects of this consultation included:

         Consultation leaflets were translated in other community languages
         Information supplied on the councils web site regarding the consultation process.

3.7   Council Officers undertook the analysis for those CPZ questionnaires returned.


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4.    CONSULTATION RESULTS

4.1   A total response of 612 was received, this equates to a 28.6% response rate. This is
      a good response and officers are confident that the problems with distribution have
      not adversely affected the consultation. It should be noted throughout this report
      that not all respondents offered opinions on all questions. Therefore the total
      number of responses may vary between questions.

      Principle of a CPZ
4.2   The most important question asked concerned the principle of introducing on-street
      parking controls. The results for the entire consultation area are shown in the graph
      below.
                          60


                                                          54
                          50

                                          46
                          40



                          30



                          20



                          10
                Percent




                           0
                                          Y es            No


                               CPZ




      Figure One: Do you want the proposed CPZ to cover your street (area wide)

4.3    The results for individual streets for implementing parking controls are detailed in
      Table One and are also presented on a map in appendix two (due to the limitations
      of reproducing a map in black and white only the streets where a majority is in
      favour is in bold).

      Table One – Do you want the proposed CPZ to cover your street

       Street                        No Comment      Yes          No          Majority

       Allington Close                                3            3              0
       Birkbeck Avenue                   1           22           19              Y
       Bennetts Avenue                   1           22           15              Y
       Chartwell Close                                1            2              N
       Cayton Road                                    2           12              N
       Chartwell Close                                1            3              N
       Community Road                    1            5           11              N
       Courthope Road                                13            5              Y
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      Street                   No Comment          Yes            No          Majority

      Daryngton Drive                              10             30              N
      Derby Road                                                   1              N
      Downing Drive                                 6              7              N
      Fairway Drive                                                1              N
      Greenford Road                               22             26              N
      Hill Rise                      1             38             27              Y
      Hillbeck Way                                  4              2              Y
      Ingram Way                                   24              5              Y
      Jeymer Drive                                 17             22              N
      Lincoln Close                                 1              4              N
      Legion Road                                                  5              N
      Long Drive                                    9             21              N
      Middleton Avenue                              8             39              N
      Norwich Road                                                 1              N
      Norseman Way                                  1              1              0
      Olympic Way                                   4              4              0
      Oldfield Lane                                26             11              Y
      Oldfield Farm Gdns                            3                             Y
      Rockware Avenue                               1                             Y
      Runnymede Gdns                                5             24              N
      Stanley Avenue                               12             24              N
      Station View                                  4                             Y
      Taunton Road                                                 2              N
      Uneeda Drive                                 15              2              Y

                                                                            11Y
      Total                          4             279           329
                                                                            18N


4.4   Over the consultation area there is a majority opposed to the introduction of
      controlled parking. This is supported by Table One, which shows the majority of
      streets are opposed to controlled parking. It should be noted however that there is a
      core area of support for controlled parking to the west of Greenford Road and
      Bennetts Road to the east. Within this area there was a core level of support of 172
      consultations in favour to 91 opposed.

      Days & Hours of Operation
4.5   Respondents were also asked for their views on the potential days and hours of
      operation of any parking controls. Respondents were presented with three options
      for times and days. These options were a result of the pre-consultation work done
      in the area where residents and business representatives suggested these options.
      The options regarding possible days were

         Monday to Friday
         Monday to Saturday


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The options regarding the possible times a CPZ may operate were
 10 to 11am and 2 to 3pm
 9.30am to 5.30pm

For the analysis of the times and hours of any potential CPZ only the core area of
support will be used. This is because it would be unfair to allow residents who are
likely to be outside any possible CPZ to influence the days and hours of operation.



                          80


                          70                  72


                          60


                          50


                          40


                          30


                          20
                                                                  18
            Percent




                          10

                           0
                                       Monday to F riday   Monday to Saturday


                               DAYS




         Figure Two: What days should the controls operate?

                          50




                          40                                      42




                          30
                                             29


                          20




                          10
          Percent




                           0
                                       9.30am - 5.30pm      10-11am & 2-3pm


                               TIMES


                    Figure Three: Favoured times from consultation

In summary, the most popular days for a CPZ to operate were Monday to Friday
10am to 11am and 2pm to 3pm.
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      White or Yellow lines Across Crossovers
4.6   Households were also consulted on what form of marking (a white bar or a yellow
      line) they would prefer across their driveways were a CPZ to proceed in the area. A
      white bar marking is an advisory only line which allows residents with a permit to
      park across driveways where the driveway is empty. A yellow line would prevent any
      vehicle parking across a driveway during the hours a controlled parking zone
      operates. The results for this question are presented in Figure Four, again focussing
      on the area of core support to the west of Greenford Road.

                              60



                              50                                52



                              40


                                              35
                              30



                              20



                              10
                    Percent




                               0
                                          Y ellow Line       White Line


                                   LINE




      Figure Four: If you have a driveway, would you prefer a white or a yellow line?

4.7   The results show a majority in support of using a white line marking across
      driveways.

      Comments
4.8    Finally, the consultation documents allowed space for residents to provide
      additional comments. Comments were also received at the exhibitions and through
      the Transport Services website. The main themes behind the comments will be
      presented here grouped into categories. Officers are reading all comments and
      where possible will be accommodating individual needs. These comments are
      reported over the entire consultation zone.

         2% of respondents expressed positive comments regarding the possible
          introduction of controlled parking
         13% of respondents expressed comments that were generally opposed to
          controlled parking
         6% of respondents expressed comments relating to the pricing structure
          surrounding CPZ’s. In particular residents were concerned that the price of
          permits could escalate if a zone was introduced.
         10% of respondents used the comment section to make a specific request
          relating to the possible CPZ, for example the placement of parking bays or
          yellow lines.

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         9% of respondents expressed general comments on a range of issues, not all
          relating to the current consultation.
         3% of respondents indicated they felt that a CPZ was unnecessary in their
          street.
         57% of respondents provided no additional comments


5.    CONCLUSION

5.1   Based on the results of the public consultation undertaken in Greenford, it is
      recommended controlled parking measures be implemented in the following roads:

             Bennetts Avenue
             Uneeda Drive
             Oldfield Lane North (from Western Avenue to Rockware Avenue)
             Ingram Way
             Courthope Road
             Oldfield Farm Gardens
             Birkbeck Avenue
             Hill Rise
             Station View
             Birkbeck Way

5.2   It is recommended that the CPZ be operational from Monday to Friday 10am to
      11am and 2pm to 3pm.

5.3   It is recommended the new CPZ operate a policy of white lines across driveways
       within the zone.

5.4   It is also recommended to introduce double yellow lines in Oldfield Lane North
      between Rockware Avenue and the canal.

5.5   Officers carry out monitoring of the zone after 6 months of operation and as part of
      this streets surrounding the new zone be given the option of joining the CPZ.

5.6   Yellow lines are placed on the corner of Karoline Gardens and Greenford Road to
      address the problem of school parking in this area.

5.7   That double yellow lines be introduced in Rockware Avenue between Oldfield Lane
      North and Greenford Road

Background Documents
-   Consultation responses
-   Cabinet Report on CPZ Programme – December 2002
-   Parking Plan for Ealing




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APPENDIX ONE: CONSULTATION DOCUMENT




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APPENDIX TWO: CONSULTATION RESULT MAP




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