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Sainsburys reduces parking to 2hrs

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#1 GipsyHill



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Posted 24 April 2017 - 03:38 PM

Hi, welcome comments as Sainsburys reduces CP town centre parking to max 2hrs (day or night).  

As I understand:


In 2011, in a Croydon Planning Committee report, it was a "material planning consideration" that the nearby combined public transport and the car park on Westow Street meant that local application sites were "very accessible", and "The level of parking provision is considered appropriate".


Since 2014 Crystal Palace Town Centre has effectively had no “public car park" (and time 3hr restriction came into force)


In 2017 Sainsburys has now reduced parking for it customers from 3hrs to 2hrs.

Combination of a general lack of suitable car parking places serving Crystal Palace District Centre, combined with no “public car park”, and the largest private parking area reduced to 2hrs could impact
o Sustainability of the Town Centre
o Sustainability and access to local community amenities (eg for Phoenix Community Centre and other local amenity centres)



Edited by GipsyHill, 24 April 2017 - 03:39 PM.

#2 Zirconium



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Posted 24 April 2017 - 09:52 PM

Seems to me that Sainsbury are being very supportive of the Triangle by permitting FREE parking.  There is a growing trend for supermarkets to charge for parking or at the least to require instore purchases.  It is surely not unreasonable for Sainsbury to place some restriction on parking in their car park and 2 hours does seem very generous.  Why should they, for example, support 25 Church Road activities or indeed their competitors.  Perhaps it may be possible to have a system that charges for parking in excess of 2 hours?

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 01:38 PM

We have a Town Centre parking survey now live, to 31st of May.  


Crystal Palace Town Centre Parking Survey:  http://tinyurl.com/CPparkingsurvey


Talking to local residents and traders there were concessions considered appropriate before selling the off the previous public car park land at this site.  These were considered to allow a fair balance between the needs of the Norwood Heights shopping centre, and the local amenities, and local traders.

Do people remember the detail of what these were?

Edited by GipsyHill, 10 May 2017 - 01:40 PM.