MQT on 2014-01-29
Session date: 
January 29, 2014
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In your 2012 manifesto you pledged to "call on each borough to review parking in non-residential, strategic shopping areas to reduce any negative impact on businesses". What response have you had from the boroughs?


Answer for Parking

Answer for Parking

Answered By: 
The Mayor

In November 2013, I announced increased parking times to 600 bays on TfL red routes across the Capital to encourage more people to shop on London's high streets and boost the local economy.

The changes followed consultation with Londoners, businesses and borough councils, and 19 of the 22 London boroughs affected by the introduction of 'Stop and Shop' welcomed the plans.

Where boroughs did not support proposals, TfL has not made changes but continue working with boroughs to encourage them to explore plans to make parking times in the capital as flexible as possible.

Within their Local Implementation Plans, the London boroughs have been asked to identify the parking reviews they intend to undertake in response to my Manifesto call.  Within the current year (2013/14), there are 25 parking reviews taking place across 14 London boroughs. 

In addition, further advice was provided to the boroughs on the issues to consider when undertaking such reviews within the Draft Town Centre Supplementary Planning Guidance that was published for consultation in January 2013. The final version of this guidance is due to be published later this year.