Lambeth council has confirmed that a new controlled parking zone (CPZ) consultation is set for the part of Vassall currently suffering from extreme parking stress following lobbying from local councillors and residents.
Last year, Lambeth announced a parking stress review to examine the problems facing a large area of Vassall around Myatts Field Park, Paulet Road, Loughborough Road and Russell Grove (as well as other parts of the ward). This neighbourhood does not currently have controlled parking following a ballot rejecting a CPZ in 2009, but other surrounding areas have since opted for CPZs and the population has risen, resulting in parking stress increasing.
After the first phase of the review, Cllr Brathwaite, the cabinet member responsible for transport, confirmed a CPZ consultation would take place and said:
"Some concerns were raised by ward councillors about the timetable for this next phase, which was initially estimated to take 18 months to 2 years. However, I’m pleased to let you know that we have managed to significantly reduce this. If everything goes to plan consultation and implementation will take around 12 months, meaning the CPZ could be operational by July 2017"
You can read further information about this announcement here which outlines some of the details around the project.
Local councillors Jacqui Dyer, Paul Gadsby and Annie Gallop, said:
"We are delighted that Lambeth has listened to our lobbying and shortened the time frame for the CPZ consultation so that there will be some clarity on this issue in the next year. We worked hard, along with residents, to get the parking stress review to look at Vassall first.
"It will now of course be down to residents to decide whether controlled parking is what they want for their area and we do encourage everyone to participate in the consultation when it hopefully begins later in the year."