Two busy roads bordering Bexley and Greenwich are set to have controlled parking zones.

The Mayor of London recently decided to permit the Royal Borough of Greenwich to introduce a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) to both Rochester Way and Welling Way.

This comes after “two years of opposition” from Bexley Council, who conducted a survey which revealed that its residents were against the proposal.

Bexley Council raised concerns that the CPZ would displace commuters, causing them to have to park on other residential streets in the Falconwood and Welling areas.

A spokesperson for Bexley Council said: “We are sure that the proposal will create problems for Bexley residents and hit hard working families who commute and who are already struggling with the cost of living.”

The CPZ was challenged by Bexley Council based on the grounds that it would hinder parking for Bexley residents further down Welling Way and on the adjoining residential roads, and that parking would be affected for commuters traveling via Falconwood station due to the station having no car park.

In a statement, Bexley Council confirmed that it estimated that 17 roads within the borough would be “adversely affected”.

Cllr Richard Diment, Bexley’s Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, said: “We are extremely disappointed at the Mayor’s decision to allow the introduction of a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) at Rochester Way and Welling Way as this is likely to impact badly on our residents. Yet again the Mayor of London is ignoring the interests of Bexley’s residents.

“Residents gave us a clear message of what they think of the introduction of this scheme and we have strongly championed their views from the start. 

“It will adversely affect our residents and cause problems for them to park.

“We will need to monitor what happens closely and how best we can minimise the negative impact of this decision on our community.”

We have contacted the Mayor of London’s office and Greenwich Council for comment.