Improvements to resident parking and disability access approved by cabinet
Investment of £590k to review and improve parking across Haringey has been approved with pedestrians, disabled residents and those with mobility needs at the heart of the decision.
Feedback from residents has formed a crucial part of the investment plan, with a particular focus on supporting residents receiving care at home and victims of Blue Badge theft. The council has launched a survey to help co-design a parking solution that best meets the needs of residents that require parking permits for carers that visit their home, as well removing the £10 Blue Badge replacement fee from April for those who have had their badge stolen.
The funding will help the council deliver number of projects that look to support residents with disabilities through dedicated and extended disabled parking bays, improved pavement accessibility and working with SEND services to redesign the criteria used by the council’s Planning Service to ensure the needs of disabled residents, including children, is continually met throughout the borough.
Cllr Seema Chandwani, Cabinet Member for Customer Service, Welfare and The Public Realm, said: “This funding will help us to deliver vital projects across the borough to support all members of our community by improving access for residents with disabilities, improving conditions for pedestrians and reducing street congestion.
“I have listened to your feedback and implemented various projects into our investment plan to help deliver parking solutions that best meets your needs, as well as removing further financial burden for victims of Blue Badge crime. I look forward to continue working with residents to integrate your views into our projects.
“Effectively managing parking that meets the requirements of all continues to be a challenge, but this investment will help address the concerns of many in Haringey.”
Footway parking across the borough will be reviewed and removed where feasible to improve walking conditions and provide better access for those using a wheelchair or buggy. Consultations will take place at all 101 locations where it is currently permitted with full investigatory work to take place to ensure alternative traffic management measures are implemented if needed.
The introduction of red route restrictions to address extreme parking pressures and associated anti-social and safety issues will also be part of the funding, with consultations already undertaken on two of Haringey’s roads.
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