RESIDENTS in Yiewsley are set for a major victory in their battle to get parking enforcement suspended from their road.
Councillors are scheduled to meet tomorrow night (Thursday) and have been recommended to approve plans to introduce a Footway Parking Exemption Scheme in Craig Drive.
Last August, the council received a petition with 72 signatures from angry residents after traffic wardens went on a ticketing spree in the road.
At the time resident Mark Osborne said he believed between 80 and 100 cars were issued with tickets, and residents successfully demanded the fines be waived.
At Thursday's Planning and Transportation meeting, Hillingdon council are expected to agree to exempt certain parts of the road from Footway Parking Regulations under certain conditions.
Parking will be allowed on the tarmac surfaced pavements, providing there is a minimum of one and a half meters left for the benefit and safety of pedestrians.
The parking will also not be allowed within 15 meteres of a junction.
The issue stemmed from an unofficial agreement claimed by residents and supported by a ward councillor that footway parking was permitted in Craig drive, but as the historical agreement was never officially documented, traffic wardens decreed they had the all clear to ticket cars parked in the roads.
Aintree Close, a side road off Craig Drive, already has a footway exemption scheme in place, which allows emergency vehicles to access the road without problem.
The next step is for traffic officers from the council to meet with residents to detail the consultation.
The road will have installation of white lines and signage on the footway detailing where parking is permitted.