England’s Lane/Primrose Hill Road – Proposed Parking Changes and 20mph speed limit

Closed 12 Dec 2012

Opened 12 Nov 2012


We are seeking your views on the Council’s proposals to reduce traffic congestion on England’s Lane and to introduce a 20mph speed limit on this street.

The England’s Lane area is a mixture of commercial and residential properties and is part of the C11 bus route. In England’s Lane there are a mixture of resident and pay and display parking, and loading facilities. The existing parking provision at the western end of England’s Lane restricts the carriageway and creates a bottleneck whereby vehicles are unable to pass one another. Residents have complained about the severe congestion and tailbacks that this generates, particularly during the morning and evening peak periods. The Council is therefore proposing to alter the parking layout and restrict loading times to provide more passing opportunities, particularly during the peak periods. There will be no overall loss of parking as a result of these proposals.

We have also been requested to reduce the maximum stay period for pay and display parking to help support businesses, and to reduce the speed limit on England’s Lane and Primrose Hill Road from 30mph to 20mph, in line with the rest of the Belsize area.

In addition, we are also proposing to covert the existing General Disabled bay outside No.25 Primrose Gardens to a resident’s parking bay, following a request from residents who have noted that the Disabled bay is no longer in use.

What Happens Next

Thank you for taking the time to take part in the consultation, which closed in December 2012.  We will shortly provide an update on the progress of the next stages of the decision-making process. 


  • Belsize


  • Businesses
  • Councillors
  • Emergency services
  • Local groups and organisations
  • Residents
  • Statutory Groups


  • Transport and streets