I was asked to present a petition signed by 39 (since up to 46) residents of the Wyke Gardens Estate off Syon Lane in Osterley to the Mayor at the 27 January 2015 Borough Council meeting at Hounslow Civic Centre. It read, “Petition to Hounslow Council requesting introduction of restricted parking in Wyke Gardens housing estate in Isleworth (Stags Way, Wyke and Crowntree Close).” The wheels of the democratic and legal processes can move slowly but progress is being made.
Despite BSkyB making effort to secure short term parking sites in the area during its development, the removal of parking on Grant Way until 2019 and the presence of contractors and sub contractors has meant increased use of the once quiet backwater of the Wyke (not to mention Northumberland Estate).
Numerous meetings with neighbours, communication with the estate management company and Sky as well as the Council’s Traffic Team yielded advice on short and longer term options. First to reduce bad parking and then, if desired to give estate residents parking priority on the public highway.
In the short term there was fair agreement locally that yellow lines on corners and tight turnings would be welcomed as an early remedy and this was agreed by councillors at the Isleworth & Brentford Area Forum on 16 July 2015. These should be in place by the autumn and this drawing shows the proposed positioning of double and single yellow lines.
Residents have welcomed the yellow lines as a first step but remain concerned that historic and pipeline development between Gillette Corner and Brentford will still attract commuter parking. At the IBAF, councillors also agreed that subject to residents agreeing, a controlled parking zone on the three roads would be consulted on and introduced should there be demand. If supported, this would could take a minimum of 12 months, perhaps sooner.
Until resolved, the telephone numbers for reporting bad parking are 020 8583 5451 and 020 8583 5452.
I would welcome comment.