Greenwich Council are set to join other authorities across the UK in charging parking permits based on emissions.
Fees will increase based on gas guzzler levels, with an increasing rate above 110g/km of carbon dioxide.
Not all areas will see the new charges. Abbey Wood, Charlton, around Blackheath Standard, Eltham North and Westcombe Park will change at a later date because those controlled parking zones are being revised.
Abbey Wood was due to see an expanded CPZ from 2018. Greenwich spent thousands on consultation and approved measures six years ago then never adopted control.
Now the Elizabeth line is running for some time many roads in Abbey Wood are full of parked vehicles, often blocking paths and junctions. With Greenwich Councils notoriously poor enforcement, little happens and it’s become an ever bigger issue.
They’re still twiddling thumbs as more and more drivers head in from far afield each day to park.
For now they can continue to do so while others face higher charges.
We must celebrate great management from Greenwich Council’s Highways Department once again. Somehow Greenwich Council;’s Cabinet and councillors still give the inept top brass in the Highways Department a clean pass after years of failings.