THE EALING (PITSHANGER LANE IMPROVEMENT) COMPULSORY PURCHASE ORDER 1956 Ministerial approval 12 December 1956
COMPULSORY PURCHASE • To acquire compulsorily twenty forecourts of the shops fronting the north side of Pitshanger Lane between Curzon Road and Lindfield Road • To add to the 25 forecourts already acquired by agreement • For the construction of four parking bays 8ft wide x 150 feet long
FORECOURTS OWNERSHIPPitshanger Lane North • Compulsory purchase 1957:38,42,44,48,52,78,80,82,84,86,88,98,102,110,112,116,118,120,122 • Acquired by agreement:40,46,50,54,56,58,60,62,70,90,92,94,96,100,104, 106,114,124 • Not acquired(between Harrow View and Barnfield Roads): 64 (FAKE beauty), 66 (Launderette), 68 (Café 786), 72 (Pagoda), 74 (Reeves), 76 (William Hill), 108 (Wine Rack)
FORECOURTS OWNERSHIPPitshanger Lane SouthEntirely Council Owned • Albert Terrace: 1,2,3 [MX84974 1938] • Albert Road – Queen’s Walk 107-153 incl [P52109 1929] 155-157 [NGL 78317 1968]
PAVEMENT OWNERSHIPFOI 05_014211th JULY 2005 • The Council does not consider that the question of ownership of the land is relevant to the requirement for a street trading licence • The whole of the relevant area of Pitshanger Lane, including all the forecourts, are part of the public highway and therefore are part of the 'street' as defined by the London Local Authorities Act 1990.
PITSHANGER LANEDimensions • North side: Pavement 27ft wide Loading bays 8ft deep x 150ft long • ROADWAY - 22ft wide • South side: Pavement 18ft wide • Albert Terrace pavement 25ft wide x 50ft long
STREET TRADING PITCHESmaximum 1 metre deep = 3.3ft • Pitshanger north:58 Sushi World, 68 Café 786, 102 Organic Pizza (lapsed?), 124 Duffy’s • Pitshanger south:135 Ray’s Fruit Bowl, 125 Oscars Cafe, 107/109 Co-op [trolley bay applied for] • Albert Terrace2 Old Oak Florist, 3 Cats Protection
REAR ACCESS PITSHANGER LANE NORTH • Curzon Road – behind Watson & May • Harrow View Road – behind Threshers - behind ICON (narrow) • Selby Road – behind John Martin • Barnfield Road – behind Winerack • Lindfield Road – behind Duffy’s
REAR ACCESSPITSHANGER LANE SOUTH • Owned by CLASSVILLE LTD of 13/17 New Burlington Place, Regent Street, London W1 • Land Registry titles: MX193048 MX 193049
PCA TRAFFIC DISCUSSIONS NOVEMBER 2000 SPRING 2001
EALING COUNCIL SPOKESMEN • Nov 2000 - David Andrews, Senior Transportation Engineer, London Borough of Ealing • Spring 2001 – Mike Donellan who dwelt only on the difficulties (mostly financial).
20mph speed zone *Double yellow lines at all side-road junctions Pedestrian crossing facilities - built-out footwaysacross Pitshanger Lane - footway crossovers at all the side-road junctions Remove present parking restrictions from the ‘loading bays’ on the north side Stop and shop parking *Mark bus-stop areas One-way side streets Motorcycle parking bay Angled parking Meadvale Road speeding traffic Residents’ parking - if measures to restrict parking on Pitshanger Lane would increase casual parking in the side streets Brunswick Road – enforce 7½ ton vehicle limit TOPICS COVEREDNovember 2000
CENTRAL EALING AREA TRANSPORT STRATEGY 2001-2002
2.10 CAPACITY CONSTRAINTS • Capacity of road network governed by main junctions • This emphasises need forhalting further traffic growth and encouraging … • A shift to public transport, cycling and walking
2.1 THE MODAL SPLIT • Travelling to SHOP in Ealing- 33% by car- 31% by public transport- 36% walking/cycling • Travelling to WORK in Ealing- 65% by car- 20% by public transport- 15% walking/cycling
2.9 PARKING • Where public transport is improved • Less parking is required • If traffic growth is to be halted • Additional parking should not be provided
2.6 PEDESTRIANISATION • A common misconception amongst retailers is that retail turnover depends on car-borne shoppers • Retailer support for pedestrianisation doubles after schemes are in place • Ultimate approval is usually between 70% and 80%
2.11 ROAD HIERARCHY • Strategic Routes- A40, North Circular Road • Borough Main Roads - Argyle Road • Local Distributor Roads- Scotch Common/Kent Gardens/Castlebar Rd •Local Streets - Pitshanger Lane
LOCAL STREETS • 20mph zones • Local area treatments • School safety zones
2.12 SUPPORTING LOCAL SHOPPING CENTRESPitshanger Lane • Stop-and-shop • Loading bay • M/cycle parking • Lengthened/red bus stop clearways • Entry treatments across side roads • REDUCE TRAFFIC CONGESTION • WITHOUT ATTRACTING MORE TRAFFIC
POLICE NOTICE TO TRADERS – 1List of most common offences • Delivery lorries/vans parking on the Pedestrian Crossing zig zags or crossing itself (Endorsable offence 3pts & a fine) • Leaving a vehicle in a dangerous position (Endorsable offence 3pts & a fine) • Causing an Obstruction eg blocking a road, parking over a dropped kerb. A major inconvenience for wheelchair users, the elderly and people with pushchairs (Non Endorsable – a fine only) • Driving on the footway (without reasonable excuse). A reasonable excuse would be an emergency vehicle or say shop fitters/security vans to banks. It does not include deliveries/collections (Non Endorsable – a fine only)
POLICE NOTICE TO TRADERS - 2 • Please make sure that the drivers are mindful where they park • If they have to wait prior to delivery they can do so on a stretch of road nearby without restrictions • Please inform the drivers that we will be increasing the amount of traffic enforcement in the area for the above offences • Just because a delivery is due at a certain time it does not give the driver the right to disregard the law/put people in danger just to make it.
OBJECTIVES Reducing vehicle domination and creating social spaces Safer, cleaner, more attractive and accessible street environment Reduce social exclusion Identification of local problems and works to address them Improve personal security/safety, particularly for travel at night CRITERIA 2004 Index of Multiple Deprivation score (7 domain) If the scheme is identified as a priority in a borough-wide strategy If local problems are identified with the scheme and are linked with works that address them Safety and personal security Increasing level of activity, especially walking and cycling Deliverability Community involvement/support Improvements leading to a change in the perception of street users Complimenting other initiatives Adding value to other BSP area schemes prioritised for implementation STREETS FOR PEOPLEGuidance 2006/07 – 2009/10
THE CHALLENGE! • REDUCE VEHICLE DOMINATION and……… • CREATE SOCIAL SPACES (public seating/chat bays, street cafés) by……… • REDUCING TRAFFIC CONGESTION • WITHOUT ATTRACTING MORE TRAFFIC
FoI REQUEST 07/079 6 March 2007 Q1 What consultation has Mr Tonkin conducted with official agencies relating to the traffic scheme for Pitshanger Lane? A1 Information from a variety of sources informed the scoping of the project. Police and other agencies will be consulted once a draft scheme has been developed. Q2 Copies of any exchanges between Mr Tonkin and interested parties concerning the Pitshanger Lane traffic scheme. A2 There are no exchanges available.