Councillors Welcome Outcome of Wanstead and Snaresbrook Parking Consultation

Redbridge Council has today released its final report following the detailed public consultation that took place after successful lobbying by vocal Community Members and Redbridge Labour Councillors, Sheila Bain and Paul Merry.

Cllr Sheila Bain said “I thank Cllr John Howard and the Leader for taking on board the concerns of residents and myself and undertaking a full consultation – thank you to everyone who returned consultation forms or took part in the online survey.”

The results of the consultation mean that a permit parking scheme will be proposed on several residential roads as requested by local residents; and a pay and display system will be proposed on Wanstead High Street, which is consistent with other high streets around the borough.

The results have shown there is a need for parking controls on some side roads; and on the High Street.

Recent parking restrictions put in place by neighbouring boroughs of Waltham Forest and Newham, have meant that more and more vehicles are using the Snaresbrook and Wanstead area as a free car park to the detriment of residents and genuine visitors and shoppers using the High St.

Cllr Paul Merry said “Due to the increasing pressures on parking in and around the High Street, I believe the new parking offer will improve footfall and paying consumers to Wanstead High Street by encouraging less long term commuter parking”

The next phase is the statutory and legal feedback process during which residents, businesses and users will have 21 days to have a further say about the proposed scheme. Full details of the results are available on the Council’s website: https://www.redbridge.gov.uk/parking/parking-changes/