Road Traffic Acts

Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984Road Traffic Act 19912003-05-012003-03-122003-03-26TSO (The Stationery Office), St Crispins, Duke Street, Norwich, NR3 1PD, 01603 622211,

London Borough of Lewisham


1. Notice is hereby given that Lewisham Council made these two Orders under the provisions of sections 6 and 45 to 47 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 and sections 66 to 74 of the Road Traffic Act 1991 on 12 March 2003. Both Orders come into force on 1 May 2003.
2. The general nature and effects of the two Orders is respectively to introduce:

(1) A controlled parking zone operating from Mondays to Fridays inclusive, from 9.00 am to 7.00 pm.

(a) designating parking places in Aldworth Grove, Campshill Road, Carswell Road, Cudham Street, Davenport Road between the A21 and Nos 96 evens and 151 odds, Farley Road, Fordyce Road, George Lane between the A21 and Radford Road, Harvard Road, Honley Road, Laleham Road, Lewisham Park, Mount Pleasant Road, Ringstead Road, Rosenthal Road, Roxley Road and Sycamore Grove;
(b) provisions are to be predominantly residents’ parking places and shared use parking places sharing use between resident and business permit holders and pay-and-display parking, with some pay-and-display only parking places in Lewisham Park;
(c) residents and businesses in the lengths of road listed at (a) above and at Lewisham High Street and Rushey Green east side between Lewisham Park northern arm and Brownhill Road, including at Bredgar, Kemsley and Malling, are eligible to apply to the Council for parking permits.

(2) Amendments to the Lewisham (Waiting and Loading Restriction) Order 1990 to introduce supporting waiting restriction, “No Waiting Mondays to Fridays inclusive, 9.00 am to 7.00 pm.” throughout the controlled zone.
3. Charges are to be:

(a) Parking charges at designated permit holders’ parking places:

(i) Resident’s parking permit: £25 per year (for use of residents’ parking places) (resident drivers holding disabled badge require resident’s permit for use of residents’ parking places);
(ii) Resident’s carer’s permit: £25 per year (for use of residents’ parking places);
(iii) Visitor’s parking permit: £1 per half day (up to 5 hours); £2 per day; £5 per week (for visitors’ use of residents’ parking places);
(iv) Business user’s permit: £300 per year;

(b) Pay-and-Display (“P&D”) charges: 20 pence minimum charge for up to 20 minutes; then pro rata at 10 pence per 10 minutes to £2.40 for maximum initial period of 4 hours;
(c) Additional parking charges for contravention of parking conditions (charges current in the borough pursuant upon publication of notice of variation of additional parking charges on 19 March are to apply):

(i) Penalty charge: £100 for contravention (eg: no valid permit or P&D ticket, as appropriate, correctly displayed in parking place, incorrectly parked in a parking place, contraventions of waiting and loading restrictions, etc) to be paid within 28 days, discounted by 50% to £50 if paid within 14 days;
(ii) Fee for release of vehicle from wheelclamp: £65 plus penalty charge;
(iii) Fee for release of removed vehicle from car pound: £150 plus penalty charge;
(iv) Fee for storage of removed vehicle: £25 per day from midnight day after removal;
(v) Fee for disposal of removed vehicle: £65.

4. Exemptions from the restrictions include: loading and unloading up to 20 minutes; up to 2 minutes picking up and setting down passengers; Council and statutory undertakers’ vehicles engaged on various statutory duties; stopping to avoid an accident; police, fire brigade and ambulance service vehicles in an emergency, and anything done with the permission or at the direction of a police constable in uniform.
5. The Orders are made in part. Original proposals included designated parking places in Thornford Road and eligibility for permits for residents and businesses there. These provisions have been abandoned. The scheme and parking in the surrounding vicinity will be reviewed in due course.
6. Copies of documents giving more detailed particulars of the two Orders and measures can be inspected from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm, on Mondays to Fridays at the office of Lewisham Highways Development, Wearside Service Centre (Fleet Building, 1st Floor), Wearside Road, Ladywell, London SE13.
7. Any person wishing to question the validity of either Order or of any of their provisions on the grounds that it, or they, are not within the powers conferred by the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, or that any requirement of that Act or of any instrument or relevant regulation made under the Act has not been complied with may, within 6 weeks from the date on which the Order was made, apply for the purpose to the High Court.
P R Stewart, Transport and Engineering, Wearside Service Centre, Wearside Road, London SE13.
26 March 2003.