In August 2016 West Ham football club will be moving to the Olympic Stadium which holds approximately 54,000 spectators.
As a result of this, there is a possibility that the parking needs of the residents and businesses in the nearby zones including Zone K, Zone L, Zone N, Zone Q and Zone P will be impacted.
In addition to the above, there are currently events taking place at Finsbury Park during June and July which expects to receive approximately 45,000 visitors. However, there are not additional controls in place to account for these events in order to protect the parking needs of the residents and businesses in the nearby zones G, G2 and Zone M.
An Event day parking scheme is currently in place for the Emirates Stadium where additional parking controls are in place during events at the stadium. The event day scheme covers all zones within a 1 mile radius of the stadium.
A similar scheme to the above is required to cover large events at the Olympic Stadium as well as Finsbury Park.
Consultation of uncontrolled areas.
The extension of parking zones K and L has caused considerable parking displacement in the unrestricted streets nearby resulting in complaints being received from residents in these areas particularly Mabley Street and Swinnerton Street.
In addition to the above, the Council have recently consulted on the extension of existing Zone Dn and the introduction of a new zone R near the Hackney Downs area. As a result, requests have been received from displacement nearby displacement roads requesting for a parking consultation to be carried out to protect the parking needs of the residents.
The Council is recommending that a Stage 1 and 2 consultation is carried out in both of the areas mentioned in 1.6 and 1.7 above.
The policy for the introduction of parking controls as set out within the Parking Enforcement Plan, requires the Council to consult residents and businesses within the affected areas to seek their feedback on the implementation of parking controls.
Decision type: Key
Reason Key: ii) Two or more Wards;
Decision status: For Determination
Wards affected: Brownswood; Clissold; Hackney Downs; Hackney Wick; Homerton; Kings Park; Lea Bridge; Stamford Hill West; Victoria; Woodberry Down;
Notice of proposed decision first published: 21/04/2016
Decision due: 20 Jun 2016 by Cabinet
Lead member: Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods & & Sustainability
Department: Neighbourhoods & Housing
Contact: Seamus Adams, Head of Parking, Markets & Street Trading Gulgun Chelikhan ext 8399 Email: Seamus.Adams@hackney.gov.ukTel: 020 356 8333.
Why is the decision being taken?: Parking Services aims to meet the requirements of all road users, whilst discouraging long-term commuter parking. As the amount of available kerb space is finite, the Parking and Enforcement Plan 2010-15 (“PEP”) has determined a hierarchy of parking need, prioritising residents over business users over non-resident commuters within parking zones. The Council is committed to ensuring that the local community have the opportunity to have their say on parking provision. With a significant number of residents throughout the areas asking for the opportunity to have a say, it is appropriate that the area is consulted at this time. To protect the needs of the residents and businesses in the existing event day areas the Council is proposing to extend the event day controls in parking zone G, G2 and M areas to cover large events at Finsbury Park. The Council has received some complaints from residents in the Brownswood ward who live close to Finsbury Park about difficulty with parkin