Controlled Parking Zone - advice and guidance
Controlled Parking Zones operations
- Hours and days of operation
- How will the operational days/hours of a CPZ affect me?
- Will a CPZ reduce available parking space?
- Can I park across my own driveway during the hours of the CPZ?
- I have a driveway with an access bar; will this be removed to give way to the CPZ?
- Why has this area been selected?
- If controls are only in place at times when my car is never parked outside my house, do I need to purchase a resident’s parking permit?
- Who can apply for a Resident’s Permit and how much do they cost?
- I have 2 cars, how many permits do I need to buy?
- How and where do I obtain my Resident’s Permit?
- I will be away when my current permit expires, what can I do to avoid getting a Penalty Notice for displaying an out of date permit when I am away ?
- What provision will be made for visitors wanting to park within the controlled hours?
- Can I buy multiple visitors permits to use at different times?
- How long can my visitors stay?
- Why am I being asked about a scheme to reduce commuter parking when I do not experience parking pressure/ do not live near a station?
- How do we ensure that all residents in the consultation area are delivered a leaflet?
- Why do you only accept one response per household?
- Are results collated on a road by road basis or on the overall consultation area?
- Do you base the final analysis on the number of leaflets distributed or the number of leaflets received?
- Can we view the returned questionnaires?
- How do we ensure that the views of those living outside the CPZ consultation area are taken into account?
- What considerations do we have to bear in mind when dealing with objections or statements or support made during the statutory consultation period?
- What will happen next?
Fast Track CPZ
A: The operational days of the week and hours of proposals will depend on the feedback the council receives from residents/businesses during the consultation process.
A: There are a number of issues that affects the days and hours of when parking controls should operate every effort will be made to tailor the scheme to the needs of the area. We will also assess the existing type of parking activities when deciding the operational days/hours of any scheme.
Short periods for example 10am – 12pm, is often used around rail/tube stations to prevent all day commuters. Outside these hours the zone would not be enforceable and therefore parking in the bays would be unrestricted. This would not deter all types of commuter parking but would provide greater flexibility for visitors, carers, workmen and customers to local shops. An example of this would be the Highgate Station CPZ.
All day controls for example 8am – 6.30pm are often used around rail/tube/commercial areas where residents have to compete with commuters and shoppers for available parking space. This does however prioritise parking for local residents/businesses throughout the day. Visitors of residents to the area would be able to use visitor’s permits and consideration would also be given to the provision of short stay pay and display bays where appropriate. An example of this would be the Green Lanes CPZ (zone B).
All day and evening for example 8am – 10pm are often used at areas where residents are competing with commuters during the day and in the evening i.e near town centres where there are restaurants, bars, cinemas, late shopping facilities etc. An example of this would be the Wood Green CPZ (Inner Zone).
A: When implementing a CPZ the council will seek to utilise the majority of kerbside space for residents. A controlled parking zone means that restrictions will be introduced around junctions where there are presently indiscriminate parking activities. This merely re-enforces no parking close to junctions that causes safety implications for both motorists and pedestrians particularly the more vulnerable road user such as children, elderly people, wheelchair users, parents/carers with prams etc. We will also introduce yellow lines across driveways.
A: As stated above it will be necessary to have a yellow line across a driveway enforceable during the operational hours of the zone only.
A: No. Access bars are advisory markings to discourage motorists from parking across driveways at any time.
A: No. As long as your car is not parked within the CPZ during its operational hours.
A: Resident’s Permits are issued to residents whose vehicle is registered at an address within the proposed area. However we will take into account the needs of others in the locality on an individual case by case basis. For example residents who have a company/lease car that is not registered at their address.
Resident permit costs are based on your vehicle's CO2 emission please see the permit price list section for information. Permits are valid for a 12-month period.
A: Residents permits are per vehicle. You will therefore need to buy 2 permits.
A: You can purchase a Resident's Permit online via the Need a Resident Parking permit? page. Applicants must live in the area of the zone and must provide proof of residence and of vehicle ownership.
A: Residents can also purchase visitor permits for their guests. These can be ordered online on the Visitors Parking Permit page.
Visitors wishing to park in CPZs can also park in any available pay and display bays by purchasing a ticket or by using RingGo.
A: Haringey automatically notify residents by letter 42 days before their current permit expires. This allows sufficient time to be able to purchase a new permit prior to the expiry of an old one.
A: Yes, visitor’s permits can be purchased. There is however a limit to the number of visitors permits that can be purchased each year , for more information is available on the Visitors Parking Permit page.
A: There are various permits that can be bought to suit your visitors ranging from 1 hours to two weeks.
A: The council will consider the provision of business only bays and shared use business/resident bays when designing parking controls for an area. Businesses can purchase essential users business permits to park within these bays. We will also consider the introduction of short term stop and shop parking bays for customers to the local shops.
A: Prior to conducting consultation the council will conduct Parking Beat Surveys to get an indication of the parking demands within each road. Although not all roads consulted may experience parking pressures we will consult a wider area to give residents/businesses the opportunity to comment on any proposals. The feedback received from initial consultation will be considered and the proposals will be refined to reflect the views indicated. Consultation results are available on our website.
A: When consulting the council will select a wide area to enable residents, who may not be experiencing parking pressures, to have a say in any proposals. The feedback received will provide the council with an insight into the parking issues within an area prior to deciding the way forward.
A: We will either post consultation documents or use a distribution company to hand deliver documents. Council staff will also conduct an audit of the consultation area to ensure that residents/business have indeed received the documents. If you have not received a document you can contact the Traffic Management team on 020 8489 1326.
A: The council is seeking to analyse the views from properties along roads rather than individuals. It is felt that this will provide a better representation of the road as a whole rather than enabling those properties with more adults to have a greater influence
A: We will provide an overall response for the consultation area but also breakdown the responses on a road by road basis. This will enable us to verify which roads are in favour or opposed to the proposals based on the response received.
A: Response rates are calculated on the number of valid questionnaires received as a proportion of those distributed. Examples of where returned forms may be considered invalid include multiple returns per household and questionnaires not linked to an address. The council cannot take into account residents’ views if they do not complete and return the document
A: A summary of the returned questionnaires will be available for public inspection on completion of analysis and reporting. You can find this information on our parking consultations webpages or by making a freedom of information request.
A: The feedback received during the informal consultation stage will be presented to the Executive Member for their consideration. Should it be approved to proceed to the next stage this will be Statutory Consultation. Statutory Consultation is the legal part of the process and is open to any interested party to make representation regarding the council’s proposals.
As part of the statutory process public notices will be published in the local press and on site informing of the council’s intentions. A statutory period of 21 days will be provided for an interested party to make representation.
A: All letters of objection or support received within the 21 day period will be considered as part of the statutory process.
There are legal requirements about the weight to be given to various factors when introducing parking subject to permits or charges including traffic issues and the interests of the owners and occupiers of properties on the affected roads.
In particular regard has to be given to:
- the need to maintain the free movement of traffic;
- the need to maintain reasonable accesses to premises; and
- the extent to which off-street parking is available in the neighbourhood.
Other legally relevant factors include:
- traffic movement
- parking provision
- access to premises
- impact on local amenities
- air quality and
- the passage of public service vehicles
A: A report will be presented to the council’s Executive reporting the feedback received during informal consultation and representations received during Statutory Consultation. A letter will be distributed to residents to inform them of the Executives decision.
A: The Fast Track CPZ process is undertaken in roads on the edge of an existing CPZ that have indicated support through representations and petitions. The full CPZ process would usually take at least 18 Months. Undertaking an extension via the Fast Track CPZ process, will usually reduce the length of this process to 9-months, as we would only carry out a 21-day statutory notification process before implementing of the scheme.
Q: Why has my road been included in the fast track process?
A: Your road has been included in the Fast Track process as it has either demonstrated support for the introduction of parking controls or is a road that falls within, an area likely to experience displacement parking.
Q: What evidence does the council have to support carrying out the Fast Track process in the area?
A: Before making a decision on whether to undergo the Fast Track process in an area the council will consider the level of support. This is achieved by reviewing any petitions and representations sent to the council.
Q: Why has my road been included in the Fast Track CPZ area, when you haven’t received representations from my road?
A: When consulting to extend a CPZ, the council would always include a larger area then usual as consideration is given to the potential impact of displacement parking to roads.
Q: Is it possible to omit my road subject to the amount of objections received?
A: If the council receive a high number of objections, it would consider the omission of a road. This will however depend on the location of the road in relation to the proposed CPZ. For example if a road displays strong opposition to a CPZ and it is located on the edge of a propose CPZ consideration can be given to omit the road. However if a road is in isolation in the middle of the proposed CPZ it would not be possible to omit them.
Q: Can consideration be given to change the operating hours and days of a CPZ when undergoing the Fast Track CPZ process?
A: The Fast Track CPZ process is essentially an extension of an existing CPZ. It is therefore not possible to amend the timings or hours. The council will only consider reviewing the hours and days of operation when a review is carried out.
if you have any queries on CPZ enforcement our details are below:
Tel 020 8489 1000
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