Controlled Parking Zones

MQT on 2007-05-23
Session date: 
May 23, 2007
Question By: 
Angie Bray
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Do you consider the scheme introduced by Richmond Council, whereby parking permits within CPZs vary according to engine size, but outside CPZs do not, fair?


Answer for Controlled Parking Zones

Answer for Controlled Parking Zones

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Richmond Council's proposals and their new-found commitment in dealing with the serious issue of climate change are to be highly commended. I believe it is entirely acceptable to ask residents to pay a lower or higher sum based on the level of CO2 emission from their vehicle.However, the council are only able to apply these proposals within existing Controlled Parking Zones (CPZs). Residents not in a CPZ will be able to have any vehicle they wish without an incentive scheme in place from the borough.I am confident though that this incentive will encourage car owners in the borough and beyond to either switch to other forms of transport or at the very least consider buying a more environmentally friendly vehicle.