Station Road/Oldfield Road/Rose Hill/Beards Hill - Parking likely to get worse

Morning

I'm not sure if anyone has seen the planning notice by the playground informing us that developers have submitted a planning application to change the building opposite the playground into 8, yes EIGHT flats! 

One parking space per flat...(how many couples have one car?)

Yet another development which will push the parking provision beyond breaking point!

At the moment there are sometimes one or two spaces left in the evening, sometimes none, this development could add 8 residents cars (+visitors) to the road. 

Please if you feel this could effect you or your visitors, please register your objection using the following link:- http://idoxwam.richmond.gov.uk/WAM/showCaseFile.do?&appNumber=1...

 

This is my response for your info:-

"To the Planning Officer

I strongly object to this development due to the lack of parking to be provided. One space per residential unit is not enough, regardless whether there is a train station close by.

LBR in the last 3 years have approved a number of flats in Station Road, which has pushed parking capacity to breaking point. The residential unit on the corner of The Green and Oldfireld Road has been a disaster in this respect, lots of garages but they are not used (no real surprise) but not only does it add more cars to the street it has also taken away previous kerb side parking spaces.

Realistically most dwellings have two car ownership, if these are not catered for then it will have serious detrimental impact on the residents who have lived here for years. There is rarely a space available now if you arrive home after 7pm, and if we can't park in Rose Hill/Oldfield Road/Beards Hill where are we meant to park? I have a 1 year old baby with another due in March, how is someone like me meant to get two children and the weekly shop to my door? I won't be able to, and that's the impact that this development will have.

Also, is parking provided for the offices? If not, where are the office workers going to park? In Station Road, Oldfield Road or Ormond Drive with the Waitrose workers?

I would fully support this application if a realistic parking allocation were provided.

Is it possible to impose a condition that this development should be a car free development? And if a CPZ were even introduced then residents of this development would be unable to apply for permits?

Just a suggestion, but could the developers make a contribution to widen Oldfield Road between Station Road and the Rose Hill to provide the additional parking space for the vehicles this development would attract?

Please please please do not keep compounding the parking issue. It really has become unbearable due to the amount of residential properties given planning permission in the last few years.

Yours faithfully"

Gareth do you have a view on this (in general terms of the increasing number of flats with little parking provision)

M

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Delivered some letters tonight to residents of Rose Hill, Oldfield Road and Beards Hill, just pointing out the potential impact of any further developments in the area.

Hopefully those who have grumbled about the parking situation will object as other wise the situation will get worse and worse.....

I have objected. Living on oldfield road has got so bad since the development on the corner of rose hill and i think we cannot cope with more accomodation

Murdoch said:

Delivered some letters tonight to residents of Rose Hill, Oldfield Road and Beards Hill, just pointing out the potential impact of any further developments in the area.

Hopefully those who have grumbled about the parking situation will object as other wise the situation will get worse and worse.....

Hello, thanks for your leaflet, this is making me spit feathers, immediately tried to object but guess what "apologies to the disruption of our service due to important software update". Will keep trying though. NO MORE CARS!  It's now just after 4.30 and the site is still staying the same.

We have had similar. One bungalow was knocked down opposite us to build 12 flats with 12 parking spaces. Unsurprisingly we have noticed the increased number of cars in the area. Luckily for us this is only a minor inconvenience.

I don't know anyone who uses their garage for car storage...unless they have something vintage/classic. Mine's too narrow to open the car door, so once you drive in you're stuck in the car! 

We only have one car!!

CB and Sb - Good to hear that you have registered your feelings, I doubt it will change things but you never know! Certainly doing/saying nothing will not change anything!

SB - The garages not being used wouldn't be so bad if the ownes parked in front of them, after all, no one else can.

Tash - What colour is it? 

Murdoch please do not bring in anything about CPZ, we had a consultattion in this area some time ago and none wanted it link is to Council page as to the prices

http://www.richmond.gov.uk/home/transport_and_streets/parking/car_p...

 

and that is without the visitors passes.  The area was too big and it didn't guarantee getting parked.  For those of us on a pension this would certainly not help.

 

I personally think that the 'two car families' should think again.  Do they really need 2 cars?  Most of which are either 4x4 or estates.  A way of solving part of the parking problem in this area would be to limit one car per household.  Why two huge cars?  I have brought up a family and I have never owned an estate or 4x4.  4x4 were designed for the countryside not town, I wish that this country could go back to how it was (no not the dark ages) and go for smaller cars, then more cars could park. Failing that the Council could limit the size of the cars for suburban usage.  You are all probably thinking 'silly old bat' but it would help, my car fits within my boundaries, as all cars should do. Two cars couldn't possibly do that!!!

Janice

I do not want a CPZ, and I would fight against the proposals if they were ever put forwards again.

However when I mentioned CPZ I was just thinking of a worse case scenario in the future. I know of a number of car free developments where residents are not allowed to buy a parking permit (within a CPZ), if this was written into the planning application then at least in the future, if we were to get a CPZ, then these flats wouldn't be able to use the adjacent roads to park.

I'm from a two car household, I need my car to get to work (either that or three trains in the morning, then three in the evening) and my wife needs hers to get out and about with the children. 

Some couples down in our area have 3 or 4 cars (work van + child with car + his and her car). Needs must though, I'm sure most people wouldn't have a car unless they need it as the cost of motoring is very expensive, not like it used to be.

M

I only go by what I see, some of the 2nd cars are parked all week, never move, that is more my point.  Yes if people actually do use both cars then it is a necessity

I agree totally.

Unfortunately there isn't anything that can be done, people a within the rights to park there car in the street as long as it is insured and is taxed.

 

So all we can do is to try and prevent more cars being attracted to the area.

M



Janice Merritt said:

I only go by what I see, some of the 2nd cars are parked all week, never move, that is more my point.  Yes if people actually do use both cars then it is a necessity

Sometime ago the Council had a policy that you could not have a new build without parking places, then that was dropped, now if they brought that back that would help. There's a fairly new block of flats (well about 10 years old I suppose) on the corner of Ormand Crescent and Ormand Ave.  Note there are bicyle places but no car places, so the people in those flats have to park in the road.  There have been several development above the shops in Station Road, ie the extension at the back of the Bathroom Shop, no parking was provided when they were built, where do they park, in my road.  Maybe the council should rethink their policies

Of course, planning rules have now been relaxed but, in the interest of consistency, the Council might be willing to adopt the same criterion as they did when considering an application on the Nurserylands last year.  In that case, an architect had proposed replacing a garage with a bike shed and an additional flat, on an estate where each property has a garage and one parking space.  A number of us objected on several grounds, one being the increase in street parking caused by the additional flat and loss of the garage - the Council upheld that objection, and so did the inspector on appeal.

But you would need to be conscious of the counter-argument that the area affected by this proposed development has no garages or off-road parking for the majority of the premises - I don't know whether that would strengthen or weaken the objection, but I would imagine it would be a consideration.

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