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Four parking spaces unlawfully painted over

Reported in the Road and Pavement Issues category anonymously at 16:45, Sunday 7 April 2019

Sent to Bromley Council 5 minutes later

The owner of the new build properties on Hawes road/palace road (Michael Entecott) has unlawfully removed four parking bays by painting over the white outlines with black paint and adding his own yellow lines. We are already very restricted in terms of parking around our property, so this needs to be sorted ASAP. If the removal of these parking bays has been authorised by the council, then please can you arrange for four replacement bays.

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  • Thank you for your report, this is now being investigated. Information on our services and the timeframes we aim to respond in can be found: fixservices

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Bromley Council at 16:53, Sunday 7 April 2019

  • This report has been referred to our Traffic Management Team who are responsible for the way traffic is managed on Bromley's roads; including, but not limited to, implementing new road markings and signage in relation to road safety and parking; walking and cycling improvements, including identifying locations for new cycle racks and installing Vehicle Activated speed signs - however, please note that responsibility for enforcing speed limits rests with the Police.

    Where requests are made for changes, our Traffic Management Team will consider all requests but often there is a need for a full investigation, planning and consultation within the local area particularly around proposed new traffic schemes, and any considerations must be balanced with borough-wide priorities. This report is now closed on FixMyStreet and our Traffic Management Team will consider this matter.

    State changed to: Internal referral

    Posted by Bromley Council at 12:12, Tuesday 9 April 2019

  • We are continuing to investigate and working to resolve this report

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Bromley Council at 16:15, Tuesday 9 April 2019

  • Not my original issue, but I would love to know how Private developers can remove public parking spaces for their own gain?

    When was it approved? We residents consulted? I wasn't. Parking along Palace Road is a real issue now. Could we move to more restricted hours?

    Please don't just pass onto the "Parking Team", but look at seriously. Your "Parking Team" NEVER responds.

    Posted by Joseph Adams at 14:47, Friday 3 May 2019

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 17:11, Sunday 5 May 2019

  • Lets put this into context – There are now approx. 69 available general bays (and 3 disabled) along Palace Road and the south leg of Hawes Road, meaning there was originally about 76. This means we have lost just shy of 10% (9.22%) of the general parking along these sections of road to a private developer.

    Nearly 10%!

    Please respond ASAP Bromley Council, as when a bay got converted to disabled near my house, we all got letters.

    Why did no residents know about this in advance? I cannot find any reference to the removal of bays in the planning permission? Please correct me if I am wrong!

    Were procedures followed?

    Are they legally allowed to remove the bays?

    What is the council doing to offset these losses?

    I've written to my local Councillors, so am raising this further.

    Posted anonymously at 10:34, Thursday 9 May 2019

  • PS. Its now 7 bays that have been lost!

    Posted anonymously at 10:35, Thursday 9 May 2019

  • Please accept our apologies for the delay in responding. All permanent road marking works have now been completed at this location. We apologise regarding the initial confusion, the removal of these bays was agreed as part of the developments Planning Permission. As the Vehicle Crossovers were constructed the road markings were to be adapted to the new layouts. Unfortunately due to the parking bays being occupied at the time the road marking contractor had tried to attend there were delays and temporary markings had to be sprayed as and when possible to try and facilitate entry to the new properties. These new vehicle entrances and therefore required alterations to the parking bays were granted when the developments were granted Planning Permission that included the new vehicle entrances, so we therefore had no choice but to make the current alterations. We do not normally contact local residents when parking bays are adapted or removed for the installation of new Vehicle Crossovers. In regards to offsetting the loss of bays this has been assessed by our Traffic department and unfortunately there are no suitable new locations nearby.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Bromley Council at 20:54, Wednesday 29 May 2019

  • Thank you for using FixMyStreet to report your concerns to Bromley.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 07:08, Thursday 30 May 2019

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