Ealing Council has submitted an order to change the rules for some Controlled Parking Zones (CPZ) in our area.
This is not a consultation - so if you want to stop this happening you must send in an objection to the council for them to consider.
In the Acton area this affects Friars Green controlled zone MM (inside the CANForum area), Southfield controlled Zone R, Acton Green controlled Zone M, Bedford Park controlled Zone B.
The effect of this planned change is that some parking areas within the CPZ will become “shared use permit holder /telephone” parking places.
This means that non-residents will be able to buy parking permits, potentially for multiple days and use spaces that were previously reserved for residents or "stop and shop" during the hours of operation of the CPZ.
The council says that the bays that they intend to change are "alongside flank walls and not directly outside residences" however, that does not mean that they were not already being used by residents or people visiting local shops.
The order does not identify which particular bays would be changed. We have asked the council to provide the list so that it can be shared.
It does say "The general effect of the Stop and Shop Order would be to revoke the free parking places in Church Path, Essex Road, Julian Avenue, Lynton Road and Woodlands Road. They would become shared use parking places for telephone parking and permit holder use"
Essex Road, Julian Avenue, Lynton Road are in Friars Green CPZ zone MM.
Any objections or other representations about any of the proposed Orders should be sent in writing by e-mail to Highwayservices@ealing.gov.uk or by post to Highways Service, Perceval House, 14-16 Uxbridge Road W5 2HL, quoting reference ORD 4114 until the 11th June 2018. All objections must specify the grounds on which they are made and should include the address of the author.
Acknowledging the significant public response to these proposals (over 100 comments made to the council regarding the changes for this zone), CANForum will be making a representation of the objections to the Ealing Council Overview and Scrutiny Committee on Thursday 28th June 2018. We will register our opposition to this scheme which, apart from exacerbating the traffic problem in Acton, is, we believe, contrary to the transport policy of the Council itself, which seeks to mitigate car usage. We understand that the Council needs to raise money for essential services, but attracting potentially hundreds of cars to Acton, circling the streets outside our homes in search of a cheap parking space, most likely during school pick up and drop off times, and bringing increased congestion and pollution to the area, just to raise an estimated extra £230,000 is not the way to do it.