No decision has been made on reviewing Charlton’s controlled parking zone, a year and a half after Greenwich Council ran a consultation into whether any changes should be made to the scheme.
Strictly speaking, all of Charlton has been in a controlled parking zone for more than two decades, but only selected streets close to the station require parking permits, with the last changes being made in 2007.
Since then, the expansion of the Bugsby’s Way retail strip and increased use of sat-nav apps by drivers have been followed an increase in traffic on side roads, with frequent complaints about streets just outside the permit zones being used for long-term parking by drivers who live elsewhere to dodge the charges. Residential permits cost £107, business permits cost £428.
In December 2019, Greenwich Council launched a consultation into revising the scheme – but a decision has yet to be made on whether to look again at which streets need permits this year.
A council spokesperson told The Charlton Champion: “An informal consultation was carried out on the Charlton Controlled Parking Zone to review the existing parking controls and investigate whether any changes to the zone should be proposed. We are in the process of agreeing which parking schemes will be progressed this financial year.
“One of these is a formal consultation on the Charlton CPZ. We do not have a date for when this decision will be made, but if we do propose a new scheme for Charlton we will notify all residents in the area so they can take part in a formal consultation.”
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