Proposed changes to parking bays in Hillgate Village

Closed 25 Jun 2021

Opened 14 May 2021

Overview

In response to concerns about emergency vehicle access, and after consulting local residents and other interested parties, the Council converted most of the residents’ parking on the north side of Hillgate Place (between Hillgate Street and Farmer Street) to double yellow line in 2012. This specific section of Hillgate Place is less than 6 metres wide from kerb to kerb, and this is narrower than other roads in the Hillgate Village area, and emergency vehicles were not be able to pass through this section safely. Two residents’ parking bays on the north side of Hillgate Place at the junction with Hillgate Street were retained because the road is a little wider there.

In February 2021, the London Fire Brigade carried out a site visit in response to further concerns that had been raised by a resident about emergency vehicle access, and advised that when cars are parked on both sides of the street in the residents’ parking bays on the north side of Hillgate Place, adjacent to No. 22, at the junction with Hillgate Street, this reduced the available carriageway width to less than the 2.45 metre width of a Fire Engine.  Following further site visits, the London Fire Brigade has also expressed concerns over the available carriageway width in the sections between Nos. 34 to 44 Hillgate Place, and between Nos. 33 and 43 Hillgate Place, where the carriageway is also narrower than the width of a Fire Engine when cars are parked on both sides of the street.

The Fire Brigade asked the Council to review parking at these locations as they would have difficulty accessing the street in the event of an emergency, so the Council suspended parking in these two bays on the north side of Hillgate Place, adjacent to No. 22, at the junction with Hillgate Street from 11 March 2021 and will suspend the eleven bays in the sections outside Nos. 34 to 44 Hillgate Place and outside Nos. 33 to 43 Hillgate Place from 20 May 2021. The Council will propose converting all of these thirteen bays to double yellow lines in the next batch of miscellaneous parking changes in June 2021. This will involve a statutory public consultation which offers the opportunity for members of the public to make representations for or against the proposal.

Why we are consulting

Converting some of this residents’ parking to double yellow line would resolve the problem for the emergency services, but would have a significant impact on parking available for residents. Therefore, we are proposing making wider changes to parking in the Hillgate Village in order to maintain optimum balance between resident and visitor parking.

We are consulting residents and businesses in the area shown in the map below on possible options. The consultation area includes Uxbridge Street, Farm Place, Callcott Street, Hillgate Street, Farmer Street, Jameson Street, Hillgate Place, the eastern side of Campden Hill Gardens, and the northern side of Kensington Place.

Consultation area

This survey will run for a period of six weeks, and will close on 25 June 2021 – your participation in this consultation is voluntary. Should you choose to respond, information about how your data will be processed can be found at the end of the survey.

Areas

  • Campden

Interests

  • Parking
  • Parking and Traffic Consultations