Harrow Council plans to spend £300,000 on reviews of parking schemes in the borough as part of its plan to manage traffic.

Its parking management programme for 2020/21 outlines seven new projects, as well as one in Hatch End carried over from the previous year.

It proposed spending £50,000 on the carried over scheme to address commuter parking issues in the Grimsdyke Road, Hallam Gardens and Hillview Road areas.

The same amount will be spent on a controlled parking zone (CPZ) in the service roads in Courtenay Avenue between Uxbridge Road and Secker Crescent to combat non-resident parking.

A review of the parking situation between 704 and 738 in Kenton Road will cost £40,000, as will an examination in The Ridgeway area, which has issues with drivers using a nearby car repair shop, Stanmore College and a day nursery.

The ‘free bays’ in Roxborough Avenue, Roxborough Park, Maxted Park, Pickwick Place, Grove Hill and Peterborough Road will be reviewed at a cost of £40,000.

A review of the existing CPZ in Green Lane, Culverlands Close, Ben Hale Close and Woodside Close will cost £30,000 to “address inconsiderate and obstructive parking by non-residents that creates a safety hazard by restricting carriageway width”.

The south-east side in Northolt Road, between 345 and 191, will be subject to a localised parking review for £25,000.

And the same amount will be spent on borough-wide ‘safety parking schemes’, which is an ongoing programme of localised parking controls.

The council explained these measures – including the potential introduction of CPZs – are carried out “to manage parking problems and parking demand as effectively as possible”.

It argued they improve safety and resident access and helps manage shoppers or visitors to town centres.

According to a council report on parking, “control schemes also have a beneficial effect on air quality and public health” since they encourage the use of more sustainable transport.

It added that some costs could be recouped through section 106 agreements attached to the schemes.