Maiden Lane Estate CPZ

Consultation for residents of the Maiden Lane Estate regarding the introduction of Parking Controls.

Closes Friday 13th December 2019 Submit your comments

Overview

Changes in the law have made it increasingly difficult for the Council to control parking on housing estate land using the current methods. We understand that the residents of the Maiden Lane estate face many issues related to problem parking and we want to do our best to provide an effective solution as quickly as possible.

We want to be able to manage parking on the estate in the same way as we do on our public roads, but in order to do this we need to make changes to the layout of parking on the estate and apply legal controls called Traffic Management Orders. Making these changes will allow the Council to clearly set out who is allowed to park on the estate and where. It will also allow the Civil Enforcement Officers (traffic wardens) to patrol the estate and issue Penalty Charge Notices (parking tickets) to car owners who are causing problems.

What is proposed?

Please click to see a larger image of the map displaying the proposed changes to the Maiden Lane Estate.

FAQs

What is changing?

Nothing is changing yet. However, to manage parking on the Maiden Lane Estate, Camden Council is proposing to improve the layout of parking spaces and introduce a Traffic Management Order (TMO). These changes will mean that the Council can control parking on the estate in the same way that it does on public roads and will make parking safer, fairer and easier. Before we make any changes, we want to know what you, Maiden Lane residents, think about our proposals. So have your say by either filling out the attached form or visiting: camden.gov.uk/MaidenLaneParking.

 

What is a Traffic Management Order?

A traffic management order allows the Council to control parking in a chosen area. They are commonly used on public roads, but can also be used on estates. They set out the parking controls including permits, hours of operation and allow Civil Enforcement Officers (traffic wardens) to issue Penalty Charge Notices (parking tickets).

 

Why do we need to make these changes?

People parking in an unsafe and inconsiderate way at Maiden Lane blocks roads and pavements, making it difficult and unsafe for residents to move around the estate as well as stopping rubbish trucks getting through the estate. Parking permit holders on the estate are also finding it more and more difficult to find a space to park their car. More seriously, unsafe parking has stopped fire engines and ambulances from getting to estate emergencies.

 

How do the new controls work differently than the current ones?

Under the current system, it is difficult and time consuming for the Council to prove the identity of who is parking badly on the estate. Because of this, it is often the case that parking fines don’t get paid and the problems continue. The new system will make it easier for the Council to trace the car owners causing problems and make it much more difficult for fines to be avoided. These stricter controls have been proven to deter nuisance estate parking when used by other London authorities.

 

What are the benefits of these changes?

  • Residents of Maiden Lane should find it easier to access a suitable parking space.
  • There should be less disruption to emergency service vehicles, allowing them to respond more rapidly to issues on the estate.
  • The roads and pavements on the estate should remain clearer, allowing cars, delivery vehicles and pedestrians to move around more freely and safely.
  • There should be an improvement in access for Council services, including a reduction in missed waste collections.
  • Better access to the Car Club Bays on the estate. Residents can surrender their parking permits in return for two years free membership to the Car Club Scheme, giving you on demand access to cars and vans*.
  • Better access to electric vehicle charging points. The Council are also looking to upgrade these to faster charging units.
  • More dedicated disabled parking spaces throughout the estate nearer to where they are needed.

*Subject to T&Cs

 

What about visitors and deliveries?

Due to the restricted amount of parking space available on the estate and the need to provide the maximum amount of parking for estate permit holders, visitors will initially not be able to park within the estate. This restriction will be reviewed once the scheme is up and running and we can determine how many free spaces there are. Maiden Lane estate residents will still be able to purchase parking for their visitors on the surrounding public roads using their Camden account and the Electronic Visitor Permit system, you can find more information about this at:
www.camden.gov.uk/visitor-parking-permits.
Delivery vehicles will be allowed a reasonable time to load and unload as long as they are not obstructing the roads and footpaths.

 

What disruption will there be to make the changes?

We will need to paint new road markings on the estate and install new parking signs. In order for us to do the work, we need to suspend parking in certain bays. To minimise disruption, the work will be done in phases. Warning signs, stating the location and times of the suspensions will be put up before the work starts.

 

Will the parking permits cost more under the new scheme?

The proposals contained in this consultation do not include any changes to estate permit charging. However, in order to help achieve goals set out in the Camden Transport Strategy the Council is planning to review all of its parking controls and permits including those on the public roads and housing estates.

 

What happens next?

We will use what you tell us in this survey to make any necessary improvements to the proposed parking design. The proposal will then go to a formal public consultation, with the aim of introducing the proposed improvements from April 2020.

Have your say

Tell us what you think by filling out the survey. Alternatively, if you wish to speak to someone face to face, we will be attending the Resident’s Committee meeting on Wednesday 20th November at 6:30pm. This will be held at Allensbury Hall, Allensbury Place, NW1 9YR.

You can also email us – consultations@projectcentre.co.uk

The survey closes at midnight on 13 December 2019

 

Privacy statement

This consultation is being carried out by Project Centre Limited for and on behalf of Camden Council.

All personal data submitted in connection with the consultation is processed by Project Centre Limited on behalf of Camden Council.

Camden Council’s Privacy Notice, which explains how personal data submitted in connection with this consultation is used is available on their website.

Overview

Overview

Changes in the law have made it increasingly difficult for the Council to control parking on housing estate land using the current methods. We understand that the residents of the Maiden Lane estate face many issues related to problem parking and we want to do our best to provide an effective solution as quickly as possible.

We want to be able to manage parking on the estate in the same way as we do on our public roads, but in order to do this we need to make changes to the layout of parking on the estate and apply legal controls called Traffic Management Orders. Making these changes will allow the Council to clearly set out who is allowed to park on the estate and where. It will also allow the Civil Enforcement Officers (traffic wardens) to patrol the estate and issue Penalty Charge Notices (parking tickets) to car owners who are causing problems.

What is proposed?

What is proposed?

Please click to see a larger image of the map displaying the proposed changes to the Maiden Lane Estate.

FAQs

FAQs

What is changing?

Nothing is changing yet. However, to manage parking on the Maiden Lane Estate, Camden Council is proposing to improve the layout of parking spaces and introduce a Traffic Management Order (TMO). These changes will mean that the Council can control parking on the estate in the same way that it does on public roads and will make parking safer, fairer and easier. Before we make any changes, we want to know what you, Maiden Lane residents, think about our proposals. So have your say by either filling out the attached form or visiting: camden.gov.uk/MaidenLaneParking.

 

What is a Traffic Management Order?

A traffic management order allows the Council to control parking in a chosen area. They are commonly used on public roads, but can also be used on estates. They set out the parking controls including permits, hours of operation and allow Civil Enforcement Officers (traffic wardens) to issue Penalty Charge Notices (parking tickets).

 

Why do we need to make these changes?

People parking in an unsafe and inconsiderate way at Maiden Lane blocks roads and pavements, making it difficult and unsafe for residents to move around the estate as well as stopping rubbish trucks getting through the estate. Parking permit holders on the estate are also finding it more and more difficult to find a space to park their car. More seriously, unsafe parking has stopped fire engines and ambulances from getting to estate emergencies.

 

How do the new controls work differently than the current ones?

Under the current system, it is difficult and time consuming for the Council to prove the identity of who is parking badly on the estate. Because of this, it is often the case that parking fines don’t get paid and the problems continue. The new system will make it easier for the Council to trace the car owners causing problems and make it much more difficult for fines to be avoided. These stricter controls have been proven to deter nuisance estate parking when used by other London authorities.

 

What are the benefits of these changes?

  • Residents of Maiden Lane should find it easier to access a suitable parking space.
  • There should be less disruption to emergency service vehicles, allowing them to respond more rapidly to issues on the estate.
  • The roads and pavements on the estate should remain clearer, allowing cars, delivery vehicles and pedestrians to move around more freely and safely.
  • There should be an improvement in access for Council services, including a reduction in missed waste collections.
  • Better access to the Car Club Bays on the estate. Residents can surrender their parking permits in return for two years free membership to the Car Club Scheme, giving you on demand access to cars and vans*.
  • Better access to electric vehicle charging points. The Council are also looking to upgrade these to faster charging units.
  • More dedicated disabled parking spaces throughout the estate nearer to where they are needed.

*Subject to T&Cs

 

What about visitors and deliveries?

Due to the restricted amount of parking space available on the estate and the need to provide the maximum amount of parking for estate permit holders, visitors will initially not be able to park within the estate. This restriction will be reviewed once the scheme is up and running and we can determine how many free spaces there are. Maiden Lane estate residents will still be able to purchase parking for their visitors on the surrounding public roads using their Camden account and the Electronic Visitor Permit system, you can find more information about this at:
www.camden.gov.uk/visitor-parking-permits.
Delivery vehicles will be allowed a reasonable time to load and unload as long as they are not obstructing the roads and footpaths.

 

What disruption will there be to make the changes?

We will need to paint new road markings on the estate and install new parking signs. In order for us to do the work, we need to suspend parking in certain bays. To minimise disruption, the work will be done in phases. Warning signs, stating the location and times of the suspensions will be put up before the work starts.

 

Will the parking permits cost more under the new scheme?

The proposals contained in this consultation do not include any changes to estate permit charging. However, in order to help achieve goals set out in the Camden Transport Strategy the Council is planning to review all of its parking controls and permits including those on the public roads and housing estates.

 

What happens next?

We will use what you tell us in this survey to make any necessary improvements to the proposed parking design. The proposal will then go to a formal public consultation, with the aim of introducing the proposed improvements from April 2020.

Have your say

Have your say

Tell us what you think by filling out the survey. Alternatively, if you wish to speak to someone face to face, we will be attending the Resident’s Committee meeting on Wednesday 20th November at 6:30pm. This will be held at Allensbury Hall, Allensbury Place, NW1 9YR.

You can also email us – consultations@projectcentre.co.uk

The survey closes at midnight on 13 December 2019

 

Privacy statement

Privacy statement

This consultation is being carried out by Project Centre Limited for and on behalf of Camden Council.

All personal data submitted in connection with the consultation is processed by Project Centre Limited on behalf of Camden Council.

Camden Council’s Privacy Notice, which explains how personal data submitted in connection with this consultation is used is available on their website.

Have your say

Tell us what you think by filling out the survey. Alternatively, if you wish to speak to someone face to face, we will be attending the Resident’s Committee meeting on Wednesday 20th November at 6:30pm. This will be held at Allensbury Hall, Allensbury Place, NW1 9YR.

You can also email us – consultations@projectcentre.co.uk

The survey closes at midnight on 13 December 2019