Councillors get Avery Hill CPZ consultation extended

Eltham South councillors are urging local residents to get their responses in to the Avery Hill CPZ consultation by 20 August

However Cllr Adam Thomas raised concerns with officers after the delay in the delivery of consultation letters to some the residents affected.  The council has now said it will extend the timescales for consultation, as councillors felt that residents should be given longer to consider their responses.

Greenwich Council are proposing the introduction of a new Controlled Parking Zone, stretching from Eltham Heights, covering the entire Avery Hill Estate as well as the Avery Hill Rd and joining with the existing New Eltham CPZ.

The CPZ will see parking restrictions put in place between 10am and 12noon Monday to Friday, with the introduction of short stay bays at the Bexley Road shops and a Pay and Display car park behind the shops.  This will mean that residents will need to purchase a parking permit in order to park at these times.  For the first two years of the scheme these permits will be £5, then increasing to the normal borough charge of £15.  Residents will also need to purchase visitor permits for these times.

Cllr Adam Thomas said "It's obviously disappointing that the council has had to resort to a CPZ, utlimately this situation is down to the fact that the University has seen a significant expansion of student numbers, following the development of new buildings in 2003, together with the introduction of student parking charges and the introduction of its Green Travel Plan, which was agreed with the council."

"We do welcome that residents will get a discount for the first two years on their permits - but ulitmately this is down to the fact that the council did not think enough about the potential knock on affects of more students and parking charges, to local residents."

In order to submit a valid response residents need a peronal ID number which should be printed on the front page of the consultation survey.  Residents can fill in the form and return it, or submit their views online using the perosnal ID number by going to www.greenwich.gov.uk/haveyoursay

If you have any problems making your submission please contact Cllr Adam Thomas (Tel: 07943 332 075/email: adam.thomas@greenwich.gov.uk)  or Cllr Eileen Glover on (Tel: 07749 712 102/020 8265 1155/email: eileen.glover@greenwich.gov.uk)