Opinion is split down the middle on wide-ranging controversial proposals to overhaul parking in Pinner - although the village’s business and amenity groups have cautiously welcomed the changes.

Alterations to bays, yellow lines, loading restrictions and residents-only parking will be made if Labour-run Harrow Council implements measures that include:

● new Pay and Display bays operating Monday to Friday from 8am to 6.30pm in Station Approach, parts of the High Street and parts of Love Lane

● ditching plans for Pay and Display bays outside St Luke’s Church in Love Lane

● removing disabled parking bays in High Street and Love Street and introducing new bays operating ‘at any time’ for a maximum three hours in parts of High Street and Love Lane

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Do you support the new Pinner parking proposals?

Amina Sadiq, Les Conway and Kara Lines following the merger of Pinner Independent Traders’ Association with Pinner and Northwood Business Club
Amina Sadiq, Les Conway and Kara Lines following the merger of Pinner Independent Traders’ Association with Pinner and Northwood Business Club
 

Les Conway, chairman of the Pinner and Northwood Business Club, said the proposals had received mixed reviews from his members, with some traders worried about the implications it will have on their staff.

Mr Conway said: “You are always going to get a mixed reaction to something like this.

“One of the key issues is freedom of parking on the High Street where it can bottle-neck, so from a positive aspect this is clearly one.

“But some businesses are concerned about where their staff will park and the problems that will cause.”

Councillor Varsha Parmar (Labour), portfolio holder for environment, crime and community safety at Harrow Council
Councillor Varsha Parmar (Labour), portfolio holder for environment, crime and community safety at Harrow Council
 

Harrow Council’s traffic and road safety advisory panel considered the outcome of the statutory consultation yesterday evening (Wednesday) with a view to recommending Councillor Varsha Parmar (Labour), portfolio holder for environment, crime and community safety, approve all the proposals.

If introduced, Zone A controlled parking zone will be extended to Cranbourne Drive, Malpas Drive, part of Nower Hill, Amberley lose, Barrowdene Close and Mayfield Drive.

Meanwhile several roads will lose permit-only bays while others will gain spaces.

Most respondents to the consultation condemned the plans - either because their street was to undergo changes their detriment or because they felt their road had been overlooked.

One ex-Pinner shopkeeper wrote: “Pinner needs incentives, not restrictions.”

Pinner Association honorary secretary Dr Ruth Boff welcomed proposals and said it was an overdue review of parking in the village.

She said: “Pay and Display in these roads should aid volume and trade in Pinner as it will increase the availability of short term on street parking for shoppers.

“We support this because it's in a primary shopping area and increases the number of people that park for shopping which is the function of what that area should be used for.