Upminster Parking Update
Further to our articles in the Bulletin on the introduction of additional parking measures in Upminster Ward, i.e. south of Upminster station, and following the ‘informal consultations’ during the summer, which had a huge response, the Highways Advisory Committee in November, agreed to conduct the formal consultation exercise on their proposals.
These include extending parking controls to the remaining Tree roads and South View Drive which are currently not controlled. The exception to this is Cedar Ave, which is the subject of consideration for a Public Space Protection Order given Branfil School is located there. In Stewart Ave the Council are proposing introducing double yellow lines on the south side of the road with the single yellow line remaining on the north side. In the roads north of St. Mary’s Lane and south of Upminster Station, i.e. Highview Gardens to part of Howard Road which includes Champion Road, Cranborne Gardens, Gaynes Road, Branfill Road, St. Lawrence Road, Garbutt Road and Aylett Road, the majority of residents were in favour of the introduction of Residents/visitors parking permits.
All residents in these roads will receive a letter from the council soon and given the Christmas break the consultation period will be four weeks instead of three, and this will constitute the formal consultation on the proposals. It is important that you respond to give the council your views.
We will keep you advised as usual on this.
Cllrs Linda Hawthorn, Ron Ower and Linda Van den Hende