Lambeth's Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) charges are in many cases set to go up by 30% (and occasionally more!) next February.
Four years ago the flat charge was £60 (a charge which had not been subject to inflation percentage rises for the previous six years, thus £80 would have been more realistic).
From February an average car will pay from £135 to £149 annually (more if paid quarterly or half-yearly), and the emissions-based charge for the largest vehicles will be £234.
Doctors will pay £400 instead of £107, and teachers £330 instead of £255. The daily visitor pass (for 2 hours only in Herne Hill Ward) will rise from £3.70 to £5.00 (£4.40 if bought in books of 5 passes). Business permits will rise from £525 to £600.
Motorcycle charges will also go up.
Bearing in mind that there will soon be a CPZ re-consultation in parts of Herne Hill Ward, not currently in the zone covering Ferndene and surrounding roads, and the streets around Hinton and Cambria roads, it is likely that these rates will have a considerable bearing on the consultation.
I shall endeavour to make comparisons with adjacent boroughs in due course, but we are not always talking like-for-like since Wandsworth, for example, has a flat £120 charge, and a discount card for use at parking meters.
Posted by Scribe