CPZ - Control Parking Zone 2006
I | CPZ consultation
- Where are CPZ's being
- What is the purpose of a CPZ?
- What is the stated aim for CPZ, in the consultation
- What is the stated aim for CPZ on
- Some more CPZ facts we are not told about
- The Cost
- Current Cost of
Residential and visitors permits in Haringey
Phase II | CPZ consultation
- Consultation leaflets
- Is your street included in one of the newly defined
- 30.9.06 | Parking
Re- Explained By Clive Carter
Phase I | CPZ consultation
Where are CPZ's being
There are currently 6 CPZ's under consultation - they
- Bounds Green / Bowes Park proposed CPZ
- Fortis Green proposed CPZ
- Harringay Station proposed CPZ
- Hornsey Station proposed CPZ
Stop and Shop pay and display CPZ's
- Crouch End proposed Stop and Shop scheme
- Muswell Hill proposed Stop and Shop scheme
What is the purpose of a CPZ?
Depends on where you are looking and who you ask.
What is the stated aim for CPZ, in the consultation
The consultation leaflets,
we should all have had through our door, starts by setting out the
reasons why a CPZ is needed. It says:
document, Haringey Council is asking for your views on the introduction
of a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) to the Harringay Station area.
The aim of a CPZ is to discourage all day commuter parking by prioritising
parking for residents and local businesses. It will also provide
better traffic management by reducing illegal and obstructive parking.
Following representations from residents in the Harringay Station
area, Haringey Council is considering the possible introduction of
a Controlled Parking Zone to discourage all day commuter parking
by prioritising parking for residents and short stay visitors to
the area. Parking beat surveys have also indicated parking pressures
due to non-resident commuter parking.”
(Same text appears in all Haringey's CPZ consultation
Let us look at this statement.
“The aim of a CPZ is to
discourage all day commuter parking” the leaflet states.
However people and traders who live and operate next door to both Harringay
St and Hornsey St are adamant there is no such problem! and that their
roads are empty of cars during the day time with plenty of space to
See Pictures on the right ->
The leaflet goes on saying “Following
representations from residents in the Harringay Station area” implying
Haringey are responding to public demand, listening to us...
See Pictures on the right ->
”Parking beat surveys have also indicated parking pressures due
to non-resident commuter parking.” A surveying team was spotted
on Uplands Rd and Ridge Rd only today (4th July). If the survey is done now after
printing the leaflets and after distributing them, Could Haringey have
had this information prior to printing the leaflets?
What is the stated aim for CPZ on
However on Haringey’s
website, the true reasons are expressed.
CPZ's have nothing to do with a solution to parking problems.
It aims to create them!
The CPZ page explains:
“ Why do we need Controlled Parking Zones in Haringey?
Haringey is a borough with high pollution and areas suffering from excessive
traffic congestion. As part of a London-wide transport strategy, Haringey has
committed to reducing car use in the borough and so reduce pollution, accidents,
and delays to buses.
Controlled parking zones (CPZ's) were first introduced in Haringey in
1994 to reduce traffic congestion and promote other forms of transport
rather than privately owned vehicles. CPZ's reduce
the total amount of parking available. If
a road is laid out with yellow lines and parking bays, there are fewer
opportunities to park illegally. The total number of parking spaces
The decision to go ahead with a controlled parking zone follows a
consultation with residents and businesses whose views determine what
roads are in the zone and how long the parking controls last.”
So it seems that the true aim
of the CPZ scheme is to make you give up your
car by creating parking problems and
making it too expensive to have a car through payments for residents and
visitors permits, rather
then the stated aim in the consultation documents, which pretends
it is to solve any parking problem, which clearly doesn’t
exist by and large!
See Pictures on the right
The last paragraph really tells
it all - the decision to have it or not is not an option! Consultation
is a mere formality pretending to give us some limited choices...
Some more CPZ facts we are not told about
Does a CPZ guarantee a parking
If I am not able to park, can I get a refund
for my permit? No
What should I do if there is no space in
my parking zone? If you are surrounded by other parking
zones, you will need to wait for a space to become free in your
zone, or if other people are also waiting, take your car to a municipal
car park to avoid a flash point. If you live close to an uncontrolled
zone, you can park your car there, but by doing that, you may be
fuelling the spread of CPZs.
The consultation document says CPZs help alleviate
parking problems. Is this so? No! CPZs reduce the total amount
of parking available. If a road is laid out with yellow lines and parking
bays, there are fewer opportunities to park legally. The total amount
of parking space is reduced. Visitors, carpet layers, plumbers, engineers,
builders etc will need permits to visit, you must supply these, or
they risk being ticketed, clamped, towed away. Each permit has to be
purchased and numbers are limited, and you will still have the problems
you had before.
Will a CPZ give me a reserved
parking space? A CPZ does not give you a reserved space.
Anyone with a permit to park in your zone can park in the bay closest
to your house.
Does a parking permit entitle
me to park in my road? A parking permit gives you no more
entitlement to park in your road than a road without permits.
If I have a parking permit for my area, can
I park in other areas? No, you can't. A parking permit will
only be valid in your street or as far as your zone extends. For example,
if you live on Inderwick Road, within the Harringay Station CPZ Zone you will
not be able park on Inderwick Road beyond Weston Park as it then becomes Hornsey
Station CPZ zone.
Can I transfer the permit to another car? No,
you can't. Permits are not transferable. They have the car registration number
printed on them. If the numbers don't match, you will get parking fines.
If I change my vehicle, will I need to re-apply for
a permit? Yes. If you change your vehicle, you will need to re-apply
for a permit. You will need to use visitor permits until the new permit comes
Don't these CPZs overall make life difficult
for residents in the borough?
If you have enjoyed taking your family to the local railway station
by car, visiting local shops using your car, driving to your friends, or
receiving friends who have come to see you by car, then CPZs make life harder
for residents. CPZs spread by setting one group of residents off against
another. A form of divide and conquer.
In Lewisham Council Parking Consultation key decision Mayor and Cabinet 7th
September 2005, part 1 : Paragraph 4.3:
"The mayor of London's transport strategy (2001)
provides a framework for traffic management and parking controls throughout
Greater London . This guidance gives high priority to
parking control initiatives that encourage a shift from the use
of the car for personal travel to public transport, walking or
It is therefore clear that controlled parking
is officially considered a way of reducing parking opportunities and
to discourage residents from owning and using cars. However, the council
sell parking zones to residents as a cure for parking problems!
Many would consider this
If the consultation was honest, it should say something like "We plan
to introduce parking controls in a stepwise fashion across the borough to
stop you and other residents owning and using cars, and to stop people visiting
you in a car. Are you in favour of controlled parking in your street?
permits: The price of residential CPZ
permits across London vary from as little
to as much as £130 a year, with no
concessionary rates. The introductory price of £25 will only last
as long as the council is in the process of implementing Transport For
London (TFL) Parking Control (PC) policy everywhere in the borough. They
use it to incentives residents to accept it. Once the whole borough
is covered by CPZ zones the price could go up by 4 times and more, as
demonstrated by other London boroughs who reached a state of CPZ completion.
When Haringey decides to put CPZ's permits price
up, do you think you are going to consulted on it?
If you are undecided about the pro and cons of
CPZ, before taking pen to consultation form please consider the
TRUE long term cost of the CPZ residential and visitors permits -
It is likely that prices could go up to about £130 a year
per car. If you are a family with 2 cars you could be looking at £260
or more, (at some places in London, the cost of second car's permits
are significantly higher then the first.)
There is another reason why the price is low while CPZ's
are being introduced. Transport for London (TFL) which is responsible
for the CPZ policy provides funds for local councils
to implement the CPZ policy everywhere in London. To qualify councils
applying for funds must show they do not have revenue surpluses from
existing CPZ's. Read it for yourself ->
Borough Spending Plan, Submission Guidance, 2005/06 – 2007/08 (pdf)
Page 62-67 Paragraph 19 -19.15
Visitor's permits: The
cost to park your own car is not the only cost. If you are a social
animal with friends from outside your area, or you are dependent on
people coming to see / care for you, you will have to provide your
visitors with pre paid Visitor permits, to enable them to park
near your home. Depending how often this takes place, at current prices
you looking at a much greater cost then your own permit. Using your
annual quota of visitor permits you are looking at up to
£940 a year.
If you want to have a better idea of the true
cost of your visitor's permits, look at the last 12 month in your
diary and add all your visitors up, before you decide - "Oh
it's not too bad, really..." - and remember this is likely
to be only an 'introductory' price - it too could quadruple once
CPZ's are all over Haringey!
When someone is visiting you over the weekend regardless
of whether they are staying for the whole duration or not you are
going to use your weekend visitor permits. What
happens when you run out of your weekend permits? You start using the
2 hour permits that you have left... What if your family visits for
3 days during the week? Would you use the 2 weeks permit? What happens
when your 3 year old child is having a birthday party and you have
30 guests even if you have it in your community centre, it too is within
the CPZ and have not been consulted!
Think about all of it before you say
yes to the CPZ.
And let's not talk about the fines...+£££££££££££££...
Current Cost of
Residential and visitors permits in Haringey
Price £25 for a twelve-month permit.
Please note there is no concessionary rate on the
Standard rate applies to residents
aged between 18 and 60 years.
|Type of permit
||£3.60 per set of 12
||60 in any 3 month period
||12 in 12 month period
||2 in 12 month period
Concessionary rates apply to
residents aged 60 years and above or residents who are registered disabled.
Proof of age or disability is required i.e.Pension or
|Type of permit
||£1.80 per 12 set
||120 in any 3 month period
||£3.00 per 20 set
||120 in any 3 month period
||24 in 12 month period
||4 in 12 month period
*A weekend permit is valid from midday on Friday until midday on Monday
**This permit is valid for one continuous two-week period,
the period it covers will be written on the permit by Council staff.
II | CPZ consultation | 9.10.06
The second phase of the consultation over the proposed
CPZ is now under way. Residents in the Hornsey and Stroud Green area
have started receiving consultation leaflets and are invited to respond
by either completing the form part of the consultation leaflets or
by writing to the council.
The new proposed zones (marked in yellow on the
map below) are smaller then the proposed areas included in the first
phase of consultation.(marked in blue tones on the map below)
The second phase of the CPZ consultation will end on
29 October 06.
To download the CPZ consultation leaflet, which
contained the response form and detailed maps click on the relevant link: Harringay
Stations | Hornsey
Stations | Bounds
Green | Fortis
If you live within the newly defined
zones, you should have got one
of the above leaflets. If you didn't please let us know click
here to email us
Those living outside the new zones are
not officially consulted in the second phase despite the well established
fact that living on the boundary of any of the proposed zones you are
likely to be effected by displaced parking especially of commercial
Please feel free to let Haringey
know your views! A list
of your local councillors and executive members (who will make the
final decision on this issue) is available from
here. Or you
can write your views on the revised scheme either by completing the
tear-off section on page 5 of the leaflets above, or by letter to:
Traffic and Road Safety Group
Park House,1st Floor South
225 High Road, Wood Green
Is your street included in one of the newly defined
Click on the map to enlarge and
30.9.06 | Parking
Re- Explained By Clive Carter
To read the local press click here
Phase II | New CPZ consultation leaflets,
maps & response form
download Haringey CPZ consultation leaflet, which contained the
response form and detailed maps click on the link below:
The second phase of
the CPZ consultation will end on 29.10.06.
Is your street included in the newly defined
zones? Click here to find out
20.7.06 | Will our
As Greenn8 members were setting up the the CPZ information
stall last Saturday on Crouch End Broadway, a mini bus full of
Haringey Council's Executive Members drove up and parked on the
W7 bus lane. They were let out right in front of our stall.
The councill minibus was parked on the bus lane for over an hour
till they all left. Some of them noticed our stall, but Brian Haley,
Haringey executive member for transport, the decision maker on
the CPZs, promptly came to have a closer look. After studying our
questioner and CPZ Questions Answers leaflet he said "It
won't make any difference" while he walked off.
Is this the same Brian Haley who is
- quoted in the press as saying: "We
are aware that there have been problems with our consultation
- or quoted in the press as saying ”What
we do want is genuine consultation about the issue -
nothing is set in stone yet” Advertiser 12.7.06
- Or Brian Haley the executive member for
transport who represents the publicly stated policies on
Haringey web site which states: "The
decision to go ahead with a controlled parking zone follows
a consultation with residents and businesses whose views determine
what roads are in the zone..." ? http://www.haringey.gov.uk
When he said "It
won't make any difference" did
- the consultation with residents and businesses and their
make any difference” ?
- or that our efforts to inform the wider public about
the proposed CPZ schemes and the impact it might have on their lives? “won't make any difference”?
(to their views?)
8.7.06 | GreenN8 members run an information
stall in Crouch End Broadway this week. Armed with poster size
map of the area, which includes all the currently consulted
zones, titled “CPZ the full picture”.
People were very interested and came to have a look
at where they are and if these proposals will effect them, everyone
was eager to part take in the survey we did.
See the form
We engaged all points of views and strongly encouraged
those who said they would like a CPZ in their area to fill up
the survey forms.
The result is highly interesting.
253 Crouch End shoppers took part
- 65% did not get a consultation
leaflet from Haringey!
- Only 6% of the people surveyed,
wanted CPZ on their road
- But only 4% actually wanted
pay and display in Crouch End!
- 92% Were against the scheme!
- 98% own a car
The question is should it be introduced
on this basis?
Does this look like these roads have a parking
problem during the day?
A local resident sent us the following pictures,
all streets are 5 minutes walk from Harringay Station.
Mount View Rd
Stapleton Hall Rd
Are those cars parked on the road belong
to people who live on these roads and
leave their cars parked on their roads, while they use public
transport to go to work?
Docs and maps
of all currently proposed CPZ's
Hornsey Station (pdf)
Bounds Green / Bowes Park(pdf)
Fortis Green (pdf)
and Shop proposed CPZ
Muswell Hill (pdf)
More detailed information and consultation
leaflets are available from Haringey