Have your say about proposals to introduce parking restrictions in Highgate
By poppy_smith | Sunday, March 03, 2013, 09:59
A new Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) around Alexandra Palace railway station has been proposed after local residents raised concerns about parking congestion in the area.
Residents have been invited to take part in a consultation about introducing parking restrictions in roads west of the station and neighbouring roads.
The proposals come after residents said that commuters and visitors to the area take up available kerb space by leaving their cars either all day or for extended periods.
The council has met with residents and ward councillors from the immediate area, as well as those slightly further away who may also be affected by a CPZ, and has written directly to those likely to be most affected.
Focus groups of residents suggested that introducing parking controls for some part of the day could help stop this kind of commuter activity.
Cllr Nilgun Canver, Cabinet Member for the Environment, said: "We are listening to the community around here who have complained that they often can't park anywhere near their homes due to commuter and visitor parking using Alexandra Palace station. After many discussions with residents, we have refined the proposals as outlined in the consultation sent to residents. I hope everyone will get the chance to carefully consider these and get their responses back to help ensure they guide us to introducing a scheme that works for them."
Comments on the proposed CPZ or any other parking issues can be emailed to email@example.com until Friday 18 March.