Consultation is launched on a Controlled Parking Zone around Tottenham Hotspur’s Stadium
– Road congestion issues need addressing as the new stadium gets ready to open for 2018-19 Season
– Residents have until 23 February to participate in the survey
Residents are being urged to take part in a consultation on a proposed Controlled Parking Zone designed to reduce congestion and parking problems near Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium during event days.
Enfield Council consulted residents last year about parking problems in the South Edmonton area, particularly those likely to occur when the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium opens for the 2018/19 Season, with its capacity increased from 38,000 to over 61,000.
As well as hosting Tottenham’s home matches, the stadium has permission for up to 16 major non-football events each year, two of which will be American football games and six more could be concerts.
The club is taking steps to encourage people to travel to the stadium by public transport. However, without on-street parking controls, it is likely that spectators will attempt to drive and park in residential streets, which could result in severe congestion, delays to bus services and parking problems for residents and local businesses.
Enfield Council is therefore considering introducing an event-day controlled parking zone between 12 noon and 9pm to seek to avert these issues. Residents and local businesses inside the CPZ would need a permit to park, however these would be provided free of charge and be valid for three years. Visitors permits would also be available for a nominal charge.
Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Daniel Anderson, said: “We are committed to building strong communities in our borough and believe this is a sensible and workable plan to avert the likelihood of hundreds of vehicles potentially clogging up residential roads in Edmonton on event days.
“However, before we proceed, we’d like residents to tell us their thoughts and ideas so we can ensure that, together, we can find the right long-term solution to this imminent problem.”
– Image courtesy of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club