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Parking controls scrapped

PUBLISHED: 16:17 05 November 2007 | UPDATED: 08:54 21 July 2010

PLANS to introduce parking controls in residential sidestreets around Stoke Newington railway station have been shelved after a majority of householders voiced their objections...

PLANS to introduce parking controls in residential sidestreets around Stoke Newington railway station have been shelved after a majority of householders voiced their objections

A scheme for a compulsory zone to tackle parking problems and traffic congestion was rejected by members of Hackney Council's Cabinet on Monday night.

It followed the results of a public consultation in which more than 2,091 homes and premises were sent questionnaires and 440 doorstep interviews were conducted.

The proposed parking curbs were ditched after the overwhelming majority of those who responded to the consultation were shown to oppose them

Of the eight roads primarily earmarked to receive the controlled parking zone, only four residents in Belfast Road were in favour while 24 were against, with 18 objections in Lampard Grove and just three in support.

In Listria Park, there were 30 objections and 15 in favour and in Manor Road 16 were in support with 11 against.

In Margaret Road, just five residents responded - with three in favour and two against - and in Martaban Road six residents were opposed with four in favour.

A total of 32 residents and businesses in Stamford Hill were against, compared to 18 in favour, while in Windus Road, 14 said "no" and seven said "yes."

Although the council has scrapped the controlled parking zone proposals, it says it will "continue to monitor parking stress in the area".

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