year ago, with few objections from residents, NEPP introduced
residents’ parking controls in the roads nearest to Debden station/town
centre. because residents were unable to find anywhere to park at the
kerbside near their homes. Other parking was displaced into the
The present draft Parking Order covers roads:
where there is already a commuter-parking problem, where many residents
want parking controls so they can park near their homes.
roads which don’t currently have a commuter-parking problem but which
may suffer serious displacement – if so, NEPP could introduce parking
controls here much faster than by starting afresh).
totally failed to explain this when they advertised the Order for
objections - understandably, some residents were very upset by this.
Cllrs will support residents in the outer streets who don’t want their
roads included in the scheme - and residents who are already suffering
NEPP’s intention is to impose permits
(probably next spring) only where there is already a need, because
residents cannot find curb-side parking near to their homes because of
non-resident parking (commuters and others).
Non-residents’ vehicles will then be “displaced” into the surrounding roads.
In the current draft Order, NEPP has included the roads where this might happen.
we understand that NEPP does not intend to bring in residents permits
in these roads unless non-residents’ vehicles are displaced into them
and residents then find it hard to park near their homes (NEPP did not
include this vital information in the letter they sent out).
Even so, LRA thinks that some of these roads (such The Lindens – see below) were included unnecessarily.
roads where there’s little or no commuter parking at present, LRA Cllrs
will support residents if they decide they don’t want their road to be
on NEPP’s list.
The final decisions will be made by NEPP but your LRA Cllrs will do their best to make sure residents’ views are respected.
if in a couple of years’ time it turns out that some of these roads do
have a commuter problem because commuters been displaced there by next
spring’s new restrictions, then LRA will support residents in trying to
get parking controls (if that’s what they then want).
residents want the whole of the parking Order to be scrapped. However,
this would leave all the residents in roads where there is already a
commuter-parking problem without any residents-only parking, and still
unable to park anywhere near their homes.
For an example of the comparative costs for commuters, see here Late news: the
District Council Portfolioholder, Cllr Sam Kane, with the advice of
local LRA Cllrs, and in the light of residents’ views, has asked NEPP
to remove The Lindens from the Order altogether.
beginning of this process, LRA Cllrs Chris Roberts and Chris Pond had
suggested that The Lindens should be excluded, but NEPP advice was
It has been acknowledged that the Order could not have applied to Hogarth Reach, as it is a private road.