CA-G Somers Town Area Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) Consultation

Closed 31 Oct 2023

Opened 2 Oct 2023

Results updated 2 Jan 2024

During October 2023 we consulted on changes proposed for the CAG xontrolled parking zone.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to share their views. We had over 190 responses and following the consultation, we have made the decision to implement the proposed changes as a trial with also some permanent changes.

The changes will now be implemented and a postcard (PDF) has gone to all local residents and businesses. You can read the decision reports relating to this, and our feedback to the consultation responses in the decision report. 




We would like your views on CA-G, Somers Town Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) hours of operation.

As parking controls can affect anybody living in or visiting an area, we are seeking the views of everyone who may be impacted by any changes – whether or not you own a car.

In July 2022, we introduced parking controls on Saturdays from 8:30am – 1:30pm in parking bays in the westernmost part of CA-G Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ). This change was added under an Experimental Traffic Order (ETO) following a consultation which took place in July/August 2021.

We are now consulting on new proposals to make the trial changes permanent, introduce additional Saturday controls in the rest of the CPZ area, and asking for your views on additional changes to parking control hours across the CPZ.

These proposals are based on data from parking bay usage surveys, ongoing feedback and relevant policies. The proposed changes aim to discourage unnecessary car journeys into the CPZ and ensure that parking is prioritised for resident and permit holders.

The area covered by CPZ CA-G and its hours of control are shown below.

Please note we are also currently consulting on proposals to install permanent Green Mobility Hubs on Goldington Crescent, Cranleigh Street, and Charrington Street, as part of the Somers Town Future Neighbourhood 2030 programme funded by the Mayor of London that consultation is open until the 17th October 2023.

Why your views matter

We know from listening to local people (including from the start of the ongoing HS2 works at Euston station) that there are concerns about lack of parking controls on Saturday in the areas around the station. To facilitate the HS2 Works, several parking bays in the Regents Park Ward were suspended which resulted in a reduction in the number of parking bays in the area. 

While permit holders were allowed to park in paid-for parking bays in a number of streets in the area and some parts of neighbouring CA-F CPZ, parking was not prioritised for permit holders over the weekend as they were no parking controls in place at the time.

Under the council’s approach on CPZ reviews, the level of impact on parking by HS2 works triggered a review of the CPZ in which Euston lies (CA-G) and in June / July 2021, a public consultation was undertaken as part of the review. The aim of the consultation was to seek stakeholders’ views on the controlled hours of operation of CA-G CPZ and the healthy streets improvements they wished to see in the CPZ.

The current parking controls

Following the consultation, results showed that there was some support for extending the parking controls in the area of CA-G in the vicinity of Euston station. Approval was granted by the Cabinet Member for a Sustainable Camden to introduce trial Saturday controls in the westernmost part of the CPZ only (Area A of map)  The weekday (Monday – Friday) controls remained unchanged and continue to operate between 8:30am and 6:30pm, throughout all areas of the CPZ (Areas A and B).

The trial which started in July 2022 introduced Saturday parking controls from 8:30 to 13:30 in paid-for parking bays, permit holder bays, and shared-use bays in this westernmost section of CA-G (see map below). This trial was implemented using an Experimental Traffic Order (ETO) for a maximum duration of 18 months. 

The decision report related to this ETO can be viewed on our website and is also provided in the “Related” section below. We have monitored the scheme during the trial and local residents and stakeholders have provided feedback.

Data collected during the trial

We have been monitoring the parking pressure within the scheme area and the key insights are summarised below.

  • In areas of CPZ CA-G situated to the east of Eversholt Street (which are presently not subject to Saturday controls – Area B of the map), the average parking pressure on Saturdays has increased by an average of 96% compared to the previous levels.
  • Demand for parking in Area A on Saturday remains high both during and beyond the current hours of control.
  • Data shows multiple roads in the northeastern part of the zone experiencing parking stress levels exceeding 100%, including College Place and Mandela Street.
  • There is a high demand for parking during Saturday evenings across the whole CPZ area.

What are we now consulting on?

Considering the monitoring data, the feedback received from residents and stakeholders before (via consultation) and during the trial period, and our policies and objectives set out in our Camden Transport Strategy, Clean Air Strategy and Climate Action Plan, we are now consulting on the following proposals:

  • Making the experimental (trial) scheme of Saturday controls in the westernmost part of the CPZ (Area A in map) from 8:30am to 1:30pm permanent.
  • Extending the hours of control in the westernmost part of the CPZ (Area A) on Saturdays to 6:30pm.
  • Introducing Saturday controls for the remainder of CA-G CPZ (Area B in map) either 8:30am to 1:30pm or 8:30am to 6:30pm.
  • Seeking your views on the hours of weekday controls in the entire CA-G Area and the possible introduction of Sunday controls.

For more information including the feedback from the ETO period please see the consultation document in the "Related Documents" below.

What happens next

After the consultation, a decision report will be produced and published online via our website. Local residents and stakeholders will be notified of the outcome. The report will consider a broad range of information including officer observations, consultation responses, feedback received during the trial period, relevant policies, and other data/information.

The report will then outline if at the end of the trial period, the experimental scheme should be made permanent, modified, or allowed to lapse. Subject to the decision to make the scheme permanent, officers will continue to monitor the scheme and will consider additional measures if necessary. These will be progressed and publicly consulted on as part of a separate scheme.


  • St Pancras and Somers Town


  • Anyone from any background


  • Transport and streets