Proposed Chislehurst controlled parking zone (CPZ) Q – Albany Road area consultation summary

Question responses

Question 1.

Do you support a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) being introduced in your road? (A CPZ does not guarantee a parking space in the vicinity of your property)


Yes - 108

No - 471

Don’t know - 22

Question 2.

Should a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) be implemented, what operating times would you prefer?


Times 10am-12 midday 10am-12 midday & 2-4pm 8.30am-6.30pm Total
Monday - Friday 233 37 19 289
Monday - Saturday 51 15 101 169

Question 3

If the Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) is to go ahead, would you purchase a parking permit?


Yes - 183

No -  418

A summary of the common comments in support of the scheme

  • Parking issues in the area, particularly on Albany Road
  • The scheme would provide designated parking for residents and permit holders
  • The chosen operating times would encourage the use of nearby car parks
  • The scheme would address issues of non-residents parking in the area and taking up spaces needed by residents
  • The scheme would provide a solution to parking problems in the area.

A summary of the common comments against the scheme and the council’s response

The financial burden for residents and local businesses, with the cost of permits being an issue.

The council is responding to the needs and requests of residents as most residents would have weighed this cost against the inconvenience of not being able to park near their homes.. 

Limited parking available for residents and visitors

The scheme aims to increase the number of available parking spaces where it is safe to do so. Visitors vouchers will be made available.

Lack of consultation with the community

The council has set a boundary to this consultation to engage with the residents most impacted by the parking situation . However, the benefit of technology allowed the consultation link to get shared beyond the border. We received a significant amount of responses from inside and outside the consultation area.

The scheme is being seen as a revenue-generating move by the council

The primary goal of the scheme is to improve parking availability and reduce congestion in the area for residents. Any revenue generated will offset the cost of implementing, enforcing and maintaining the scheme.

The scheme does not address the root cause of parking issues in the area

The project is designed to address the root cause of parking issues by better managing existing spaces and encouraging alternative modes of transportation.

Impact on local businesses and visitors' ability to access them 

The scheme will not negatively impact local companies as the larger businesses provide on-site parking. And the proposed CPZ includes paid-for bays to allow easier access for visitors.  

The scheme would push parking problems to other areas

The council is aware of the potential displacement effect of a CPZ and is committed to balancing the needs of all road users through a comprehensive approach that considers the needs of residents, businesses, and visitors. This approach aims to manage parking in a way that is fair and equitable for everyone.

People are already struggling financially, which would add to their burden

 The cost of permits will be kept affordable and offset by the benefits of reduced congestion and improved parking availability in the area.

Conclusion and recommendations

The responses reflect that the majority of roads that initially requested controls still want a CPZ. The results also show that these roads prefer CPZ operational hours that cover the whole day, i.e. Monday to Saturday, 8.30am to 6.30pm. Given the consistency in response to the last two public engagements it is recommended that a CPZ be progressed in:

  • Townshend Road
  • Albany Road
  • Edward Road
  • Adelaide Road
  • Alexander Road
  • Park Road and
  • Queens Road

If you would like to receive a copy of this report including a summary of responses to Question 1 and Question 3 on a road by road basis please email