Yes, it’s true the Alton Estate does not have a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) though that does not mean residents on the estate have to put up with the new buildings on the estate adding to car parking pressures. Let’s have a look at two examples.
This has been highlighted before on this blog though it might be worthwhile re-iterating them using two examples.
Egleton House, SW15 4LE (planning application 2012/1713)
Interestingly, with all the planning applications which have been happening with regards to the Alton East of late this planning application, which is on the same side as the Alton East, has a car parking restriction which many local residents may wish to consider for other planning applications (maybe sooner rather than later).
Within this planning application, on a best endeavours basis the clauses from the Section 106 (page 31) which was signed in conjunction with planning application 2012/1713 has been replicated below (apologies in advance for typing errors, though you can compare this with the Section 106 document yourself and if you do, please notify us of any amendments required);
“Exclusion from Controlled Parking Zone
- The Owner covenants with the Council –
1.1 not to Occupy or permit any person to Occupy a Residential Unit unless and until such person has been given advance notice in writing of the provisions in paragraph 1.2 hereof either by way of a written letter or notice or by specific reference being made in a contract for sale and purchase and/or the associated title or marketing pack of information;
1.2 to ensure that all Occupiers are notified in writing that (unless they are holders of a Disabled Persons Badge) they are prohibited from applying for a residents parking permit to park a vehicle pursuant to the traffic management order operating in the vicinity of the Site;
1.3 to ensure that all materials which they publish and any agreements entered into by the them or agents or for the purpose of selling or letting properties in the Development notify potential purchasers or tenants of the restrictions set out in paragraph 1.2 above; and
1.4 they and their successors in title to the Residential Units hereby waive all rights and entitlement on the part of the Developer and its successors in title to a residents permit to park in the vicinity of the Site (unless the Occupier concerned becomes entitled to a Disabled Person’s Badge).
Roehampton University, Elm Grove Hall (planning application 2016/5377)
A letter dated 14 September 2016 from Dr Ghazwa Alwani-Starr to the London Borough of Wandsworth’s Planning Department states “The University’s contract with residents prohibits them applying for a residents parking permit in the local area”.
A question to the reader, what do you think makes more sense. If a CPZ was introduced into the Alton Estate, which would situation would be better for existing residents. Ask for such restrictions to be imposed after the buildings have been built or before they are built?
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