20 December 2014

New parking stress consultation announced for Lambeth

Lambeth council has announced that it will launch a new 12 month parking stress consultation beginning in April 2015, which will include an examination of the area around Myatts Fields Park and surrounding streets which is currently not covered by a controlled parking zone (CPZ).

The scheme, which has been authorised by the cabinet member responsible for parking issues, Cllr Jennifer Brathwaite, will involve:

  • An examination of the key parking stress issues and overall driver behaviour in the borough
  • Gathering evidence for assessing future CPZs and how we tackle the core parking problems in Lambeth.
  • Look at how existing CPZs operate

The new consultation has been welcomed by Vassall's three Labour councillors - Jacqui Dyer, Paul Gadsby and Annie Gallop - who said in a joint statement:

"Parking stress in parts of Vassall - especially around Myatts Fields Park, Loughborough Road and the streets surrounding both areas - has been of significant concern to many residents not least because it is one of the few neighbourhoods in our part of South London without a CPZ. The result is that residents often find it difficult to find parking spaces for their vehicles as they are taken up by commuters and this in turn leads to traffic congestion and a crowded environment for cyclists.

"We have been lobbying for these traffic problems to be looked at following our election in May, including meeting Cllr Brathwaite, Lambeth officials, residents and handing in a petition to November's council meeting from a well organised group of residents around Myatts Fields Park. It is positive news that this feedback has been taken on board and that local people will get a chance to have their say on the parking issues in their area.

"It has to be residents for to decide whether a CPZ is the right answer to the problems in the area. We will be making sure that all those living in the area have an opportunity to put across their views on this topic."

Resident's who are interested in staying in touch with the issue are being encouraged to sign up to updates via the link here.