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Residents in Eden Way are opposing plans to introduce CPZ (Controlled Parking Zone) in their road. Councillors Collin Smith and Peter Dean met with residents on 2nd June to discuss
a) Why the Council are running a second Review for Eden Way, following the handing in of a petition signed by 76% of residents (180 out of 246 households) stating that "We, the undersigned, object to Council proposals to introduce parking restrictions in Eden Way, Beckenham, as outlined in the Eden Park Area Review".
Cllr Smith insisted that it was not made clear what exactly we were objecting to.
A second Review dated 1st June is currently being conducted in Eden Way.
b) One of the issues raised with the original Enquiry of 8 May was lack of clarity and information. Most importantly, the Council's Enquiries into parking do not make it clear, that they effectively serve as ballot papers. They also fail to inform residents of the full cost and implications connected with the scheme.
Cllrs Smith and Dean agreed, that there was a flaw in the democratic process and that there was not enough information to enable residents to make a fully informed decision.
We asked that full and detailed information about the scheme should be supplied to all houeholds of Upper Elmers End Road, Lodge Gardens, Holly Crescent, Links Way and South Eden Park Road, and that a new Enquiry should be carried out in these roads.
Cllrs Smith and Dean said this was unnecessary, as the residents of these road had not complained about the lack of information.
c) Finally we were told that an "Impact Assessment" was not carried out as part of the planning process as this was not required by law. We are currently looking into this further.
I would welcome comments, opinions and suggestions anyone might have on this issue.
We in Kingston Crescent (Off Hayne Road) would welcome consultation on restricted parking. Ever since CPZ has been introduced around New Beckenham, Beckenham Junction and Clockhouse all the commuters and gym parkers have been parking down our crescent and being selfish as to where they park. They park in areas that residents park, on corners and even blocking the enterance to the crescent - thus blocking access to the crescent for emergency / delivery vehicles.
When residents have spoken to these people they become rude and abusive. We have even had cars left in our crescent for days at a time (there is one that is currently parked not in a parking space, and has been there for 7 days!) They dump litter in our crescent and its, franklly, becoming a major pain.
We would welcome discussion on this, as we have filled in the parking survey TWICE and have received no reply from the council. We are in the process of petitioning the Councillors and we will be requesting restricted parking down our crescent.