The campaign against radical reorganisation of parking restrictions in Wanstead, which saw passionate demands for proper consultation among Wanstead residents and businesses, seems to have won the argument.
Redbridge’s revised proposals, following the consultation, were described by the Wanstead and Snaresbrook Residents Alliance as having been “dramatically reduced” from the original proposal, amounting to:
a few extensions to existing permit areas or where local residents felt that parking permits would help the parking on their street… these schemes would be applied from Monday to Friday.
The details of the scheme include the following:
High Street Pay and Display
There will be pay and display on the High Street from Monday to Saturday, using meters which allow a free half hour and accepting coin as well as Ringo payments over mobile phones. A maximum limit of 3 hours will be applied.
Operate: Monday to Saturday 8:30 am to 6:30 pm
Charges: 30 mins Free
Up to 1 hour £1.20
Up to 2 hours £2.90
Up to 3 hrs £4.50 (maximum stay)
Blue Badge holders: Free
Side roads adjacent to the High Street will incorporate a mixture of Pay and Display and dual use Pay and Display/Business Permit Parking.
Operate: Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 6:30 pm
Charges: 1st resident £45 per year
2nd resident £82 per year
3rd + resident £108 a year
Visitor (book of 10×1 day permits) £6.30
Business £265 a year
6 month Resident and Business Permits are available for half the annual cost.
Blue badge holders can obtain Free permits.
What happens next
August 2017: Results published online and Residents and Businesses informed of the decision.
September 2017: Traffic Management Order process begins. Notice of Intent is published.
Oct-Nov 2017 21-day objection period. Objections considered.
Final decision made.
If a scheme is approved then:
December 2017: Final design changes incorporated if required.
Traffic Orders issued.
Works Orders issued.
January 2018: Permit Applications and final arrangements sent to Residents and Businesses.
Signs and Road Marking works carried out.