At the last DCC meeting it became clear that Southwark’s new Streetscape Design Manual (SSDM) is no longer going to allow single white lines to be painted in front of dropped kerbs. The Council will now paint double yellow lines instead but this policy is not retrospective.
While white lines were not enforceable it did offer the benefit of allowing house owners to let visitors to park in front of their drives if there was no other parking available. This will no longer be the case and would seem to imply an extension of the length of Enforcement Officers’ rounds. This can only add to the Council’s costs and residents will be stuck with the aesthetic consequences. Is this another change that the Council have forgotten to consult residents on?
North Dulwich Triangle - Controlled Parking Zone consultation?
An upcoming residents meeting will discuss parking in the NDT, which is now becoming an urgent concern for many residents. This will be in the Methodist Hall, on the corner of Half Moon Lane & Beckwith Road, on Thursday 12th February at 7:30pm. Village Ward councillors will be represented.
The residents of Holmdene Avenue and the streets to the west voted in favour of a controlled parking zone (CPZ) in 2010 while the NDT voted against. However, the implementation of CPZs from Holmdene westwards and by Lambeth Council from Herne Hill Road/Denmark Hill westwards has resulted in many more non-residents parking in the NDT area. The council also proposes to implement double yellow lines on all the junctions in the NDT to prevent unsafe parking – this will reduce still further the space available for parking.
The Council consultants recently surveyed all the streets concerned on weekdays, evenings and weekends. The council has intimated that it will confirm at the next DC) meeting on 17 March that they will start a formal consultation process about introducing a CPZ in the area.