Transport plans approved

New Controlled Parking Zones form part of plan to improve transport in Haringey

By Simon Allin, Local Democracy Reporter


Haringey Civic Centre                        Credit: Stephen Furner

New zones will be rolled out to protect residents’ parking spaces on roads near Tottenham Hotspur’s stadium.

The Controlled Parking Zones (CPZ)– which allow permit holders to park in designated bays– will operate during Spurs home games and other events, so residents can park near their homes.

They will be created on White Hart Lane and Northumberland Park Road, while existing CPZ in the area will be reviewed. People who park in these zones without permits face a parking fine.

The CPZ form part of Haringey Council’s sustainable transport works plan, which was approved by cabinet members last month.

The £14 million plan also includes upgrades to street lighting and measures to tackle flooding and improve air quality.

Labour councillor for Harringay, Cllr Zena Brabazon said event day parking was a “huge issue in all of north Tottenham” following the opening of the new Spurs stadium in April.

The transport plan features several big improvement schemes, including the replacement of Station Road Bridge and the introduction of anti-suicide measures on Hornsey Lane Bridge.

Further work will be carried out on a project to boost walking and cycling in Crouch End– the Liveable Neighbourhoods scheme.

The Crouch End initiative forms part of a range of cross-borough measures aimed at reducing air pollution and promoting physical activity, including cycle quietways (convenient travel routes on less-busy back streets) and ‘active travel’ schemes.

Meanwhile, nearly £600,000 has been pledged to reduce flooding after heavy rainfall led to drainage problems in several areas.

Street lights will be replaced by LED (light-emitting diode) lamps across the borough.LED lights are more energy-efficient than sodium bulbs and will help the council to cut carbon emissions.

Cllr Seema Chandwani, cabinet member for neighbourhoods, said: “At a time when our budgets are being cut and investments from TfL reduced, this plan enables us to maintain our roads and highways as well as improving accessibility and air quality.”