Residents complain to Ombudsman over CPZ
Campaign group says Council is not doing enough
Residents living on the borders of the Ealing Dean Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) have written to the local government ombudsman complaining about the council's handling of their promised re-consultation.
The original vote regarding the introduction of Zone JJ showed that opinions were divided. People living near Uxbridge Road wanted to be included in the new zone, but other streets voted to stay out.
The Council compromised by drawing the boundary line half way along Lavington Road.
Since parking restrictions were enforced, those living just outside the area - south of the Uxbridge Road, between Northfield Avenue and Walpole Park - say their neighbourhood has been turned into a parking war zone.
The local action group has since conducted its’ own survey and say results show that the majority now want to be included in the CPZ.
In February the Council promised to review the Ealing Dean CPZ as “a priority” but this consultation hasn't yet taken place.
Campaign group CPZ Action Now! has complained to the Local Government Ombudsman about the way the council has dealt with the matter.
Ealing Council has sent Ealing Today this response;
"The Ealing Dean Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) was introduced in June last year and we know that since then many of the surrounding roads have suffered from parking displacement. We have received numerous requests to extend the area, but wanted to wait a few weeks after the annual review was due so that we could also consult on possible extensions to two neighbouring CPZs at the same time. Consultation will be carried out this month and if enough people across the area are in favour, the CPZ will be extended."
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July 6, 2009