Redbridge Council has announced that the consultation on changes to parking – which was won by residents after a passionate campaign in January – is to take place next month.
Letters will be sent to “every resident, business, school and nursery in the affected area” says the council, and there will also be an online consultation and face-to-face interviews on the street.
The leader of the council, Councillor Jas Athwal, said: “Parking in Wanstead is a real problem, and we want to find a solution that is right for the area, that deals with the present and future pressures on parking spaces but also takes into account the needs of businesses, residents and shoppers.
“It is a very difficult balancing act, we have to take into account many factors and try and find the best way forward. We know that means we can’t please everybody but we have to do what we think is best for the whole area. We’re looking forward to sharing the consultation with everyone when it is ready.”
He said the consultation would be “full and thorough” and the results would be published online when the data has been collected. He said the results would be fed into a final report before a final decision was made.