A proposal to extend the hours of controlled parking in the heart of Bermondsey has been delayed until 2021 because of coronavirus.
The News reported last week of resident anger, after a proposal to extend a controlled parking zone (CPZ) in Bermondsey from 8.30am to 11pm every day of the week.
However, despite a letter that was posted out to residents, the council has actually said it will rerun a consultation into the proposal because residents “felt unable to participate.”
“We recommended to extend the operating hours of CPZ ‘G’ from Monday to Friday 8.30am to 6.30pm to Monday to Sunday 8.30am to 11pm,” the council said at the end of August.
This was put out to statutory consultation in 2020. However, as a result of the Covid-19 emergency, many people felt they were unable to participate.
“Therefore, the statutory consultation will be re-run in 2021.”
If approved in 2021, the move would see the hours extended, meaning evening visitors may be forced to pay for parking.
The change had been due to come into force on October 19 before the delay. The area affected includes the Four Squares and Kirby Estates.