Update – 10 October 2016

According to a notice published in The Gazette on 21 September 2016. The following orders came into operation on 26 September 2016:

  • The Bromley (Waiting and Loading Restriction) Order 2003 (Amendment No. 163) Order 2016
  • The Bromley (Controlled Parking) (On Street Places) Order 2004 (Amendment No. 88) Order 2016
  • The Bromley (Free Parking Places) (Disabled Persons) Order 2003 (Amendment No. 53) Order 2016
  • The Bromley (Free Parking Places) (Time Restricted) Order 1997 (Amendment No. 56) Revocation Order 2016 (Crab Hill, Beckenham, Crescent Way, Orpington, Mottingham Road, Mottingham, Red Lodge Road, West Wickham

Thus the Crab Hill, Beckenham pay-by-mobile parking scheme is now in force in the vicinity of Ravensbourne station.

Update – 28 August 2016

A reminder that any person wishing to object to the Crab Hill, Beckenham (Ravensbourne station) pay-by-mobile parking scheme should do so no later than 31 August 2016.

Some additional information on the Crab Hill parking follows.

Martin Trodden, a resident of Crab Hill, met with Paul Nevard from Bromley Council on site along with fellow resident Dave Wiltshire and Andrew Storey (RVPS). On the whole they found the meeting constructive and Bromley was open to consultation, although not all items have been reflected.

The final design is the revised scheme following this meeting, on which our representatives have made the following comments:

  • The original scheme was for all day payment Monday to Saturday. We argued that Saturday was not relevant as there was not significant parking and most people parking were park users. Residents’ visitors would also be penalised. The revised scheme is now only Monday to Friday.
  • We argued for a more limited time period, such 12.00 to 14.00 to deter all day commuters, similar to Shortlands. Bromley did not take this on board and it is 8.30 a.m to 6.30 p.m. 40p per hour, max daily charge £2.40.
  • We argued for a number of no charge, limited time bays (eg. max stay 2 hours) by the park entrance. This is not reflected in the revised scheme although there are quite of a number of free bays further up the road.
  • We argued for residents’ and residents’ visitors permits. Bromley does not propose to offer residents permits.
  • The revised scheme has additional yellow lines and passing points. It was agreed that there needs to be a balance of parked cars to slow traffic but enough passing points to prevent gridlock. The revised scheme appears to be improved in this regard. This needs to be monitored and Bromley confirmed they will be open to change if needed.
  • There will be no coin machines. All payment will need to be made by phone or app. Signs will be attached to lampposts. As a result there does not appear to be concern in relation to street furniture and the conservation area.
  • We highlighted the need for a pull in/drop-off area in front of the station as currently cars mount the pavement and grass areas. The revised scheme appears to include this for two cars.

Crab Hill, Beckenham (Ravensbourne station) pay-by-mobile parking - 17 August 2016

The Council of the London Borough of Bromley has given notice that it proposes to make orders under Sections 6, 45, 46, 49 and 124 and Part IV of Schedule 9 to the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) and all other enabling powers.

The effect of the Orders would be to:

(a) introduce waiting restrictions as specified in the Schedule to this notice;

(b) introduce Pay by Mobile parking places as specified in the Schedule to this notice; and

(c) introduce free parking places as specified in the Schedule to this notice.

Details of prohibitions and exemptions for certain vehicles and persons are contained in the original Orders.

A copy of the proposed orders, of the plans of the schemes and of the Council's statement of reasons for proposing to make the Orders can be inspected during normal office hours on Mondays to Fridays at Bromley Civic Centre. Any person wishing to object should send a statement in writing of their objection and the grounds thereof to the Executive Director of Environment and Community Services, Civic Centre, Stockwell Close, Bromley, BR1 3UH, quoting reference ADE(TP)/RP/T100/639 not later than 31 August 2016. Under the provisions of the Local Government (Access to Information) Act 1985, any comments received may be open to public inspection.

SCHEDULE

WAITING RESTRICTIONS: No Waiting At Any Time
CRAB HILL, Beckenham, (a) the north and west sides, from the western kerbline of Ravensbourne Avenue westwards to a point 5m south of a point opposite the northern boundary of No. 6; (b) the south and east sides, (i) from a point 8m south west of the common boundary of No. 4a & 'Pine View' southwards to a point 8m south of the common boundary of 'Pine View' & No. 6; (ii) from a point 6m south of the common boundary of Nos. 10 & 12 southwards to its junction with Downs Hill.

DOWNS HILL, Bromley, (a) the west side, from the south eastern kerbline of Foxgrove Road southwards to a point 2m north of a point opposite the northern boundary of No. 44; (b) the east side, from its junction with Crab Hill southwards to the northern boundary of No. 44.

FOXGROVE ROAD, Beckenham, (a) the north side, from a point 10m south west of the common boundary of Nos. 113 & 115 north eastwards to a point 4.5m north east of the common boundary of Nos. 115 & 117; (b) the south side, from the western kerbline of Downs Hill south westwards to a point 3m north east of the common boundary of Nos. 62 & 64.

RAVENSBOURNE AVENUE, Bromley, (a) the west side, from a point 5.5m north of the northern kerbline of Crab Hill southwards to the party wall of Nos. 245 & 247; (b) the east side, from a point 10m south of the southern kerbline of Ravensmead Road northwards to a point 4.5m north of a point opposite the northern kerbline of Crab Hill.

PAY BY MOBILE PARKING PLACES
Pay by Mobile parking between B.30am and 6.30pm on Mondays to Fridays inclusive, except Public Holidays and Sank Holidays. 40p per hour. No maximum stay. Maximum charge £2.60 for stays over 4 hours:-

CRAB HILL, Beckenham, (a) the north side, from a point 16m west of the western kerb line of Ravensbourne Avenue westwards to a point 3m north of the common boundary of 'Downside' and 'Larchmont' (32 parking spaces);

(b) the south side, from a point 6m west of the eastern boundary of No. 2 westwards to a point 5m south of the common boundary of Nos. 6 & 8 (13 parking spaces).

FREE PARKING PLACES
CRAB HILL, Beckenham, (a) the west side, (i) from a point 1 m south of the common boundary of 'Downside' and 'Larchmont' southwards for a distance of 13m (approx. 3 parking spaces); (ii) from a point 2m south of the common boundary of 'Downside' and 'Hillary Mount' southwards for a distance of 16m (3 parking spaces); (iii) from a point 3m south of the common boundary of 'Hillary Mount' and 'Dark Pines' southwards for a distance of 15m (3 parking spaces); (b) the east side, from a point 4m south of the common boundary of Nos. 8 & 10 southwards for a distance of 17m (3 parking spaces).

FOXGROVE ROAD, Beckenham, the north west side, (i) from a point 4m north east of the common boundary of Nos. 117 & 119 north eastwards for a distance of 10m (2 parking spaces); (ii) from a point 4m north east of the common boundary of Nos. 115 & 117 north eastwards for a distance of 10m (2 parking spaces).

RAVENSBOURNE AVENUE, Bromley, (a) the east side, from a point 10m north of the northern kerbline of Ravensmead Road northwards to a point 14m south of a point opposite the southern kerbline of Crab Hill (approx. 7 parking spaces); (b) the west side, from the party wall of Nos. 247 & 249 northwards to the northern flank wall of No. 285 (approx. 7 parking spaces).

There is no provision for residents of Crab Hill to have parking permits. The Council believe that every resident of Crab Hill has access to off-street parking, and most for multiple vehicles. Therefore, they see little benefit in the introduction of permit bays, as they would sit empty with limited demand. The intention of the scheme is not to remove parking, and runs of permit bays would create displacement.

Residents of Downs Hill will be pleased to note that the restrictions in their street are minimal, and displaced traffic will inevitably park in their street once the orders are in place.

You will see from the attached plan that there is:

  • extended and new double yellow at Crab Hill / Ravensbourne Avenue junction,
  • a pull-in bay in front of the station to allow drop offs easier,
  • removal of parking on the worst of the bend, and
  • extended double yellows around the junction with Downs Hill.

The parking restrictions will now only be Monday to Friday, allowing free parking on Saturday - particularly good for users of Beckenham Place Park.