Queen’s Crescent Market, Parking and loading changes

Closed 3 May 2013

Opened 11 Apr 2013

Feedback Updated 12 Aug 2013

We Asked

We asked for residents, businesses and market traders' views on 9 proposals, which amongst others include: Convert existing trader only parking bay (3 car spaces) at Gilden Crescent into permit holders’ only parking bay (Mon-Fri 9am-11am); Convert existing shared use traders/permit holders’ only parking bay (2 car spaces) on Queen’s Crescent, outside 186 Grafton Road into single yellow line.

You Said

Approximately 726 leaflets were distributed and a total of 44 responses were received, which represented a return rate of 6.06%. The responses indicate that all proposals have received majority support; however in the case of Proposal 4, the number of responses in favour is 17 compared to 16 opposed, and therefore the response is more balanced. Most of the comments have been provided are by those who have not supported the proposals. In most cases, these are from residents who have stated that their objections stem from the fact that the trader parking bays are not well used and they remain unoccupied on most days. They have suggested that the Council consider reducing the actual numbers of traders’ parking spaces by converting some of them into resident parking bays. They added that the proposal to convert these to shared use bays, which allow only traders to park for a few hours on market days would really cause inconvenience for the residents as they would have to move their parked cars during the restricted hours. Some businesses have requested for more pay and display parking bays as it will help bring customers to the markets.

We Did

Officers therefore consider that all proposals as consulted upon should be implemented as collectively they will help improve parking conditions for residents without having any detrimental effects on market traders.

Results Updated 1 Aug 2013

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Overview

The Council has developed proposals to make Queen’s Crescent market a better place for traders, residents, businesses (shop owners and market traders) and visitors. This leaflet sets out these proposals, and as a local resident, business or group, this is your opportunity to let us know what you think.

Residents have told us that they are concerned with the lack of parking especially as a number of trader bays are unoccupied on a daily basis. The proposed changes will therefore help to improve the existing parking facilities for residents but still meet the needs of the market traders.

The plan attached shows the area covered by this project as well as the proposed changes.

Areas

  • Gospel Oak
  • Haverstock

Audiences

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

Interests

  • Transport and streets