Harrow Council is set to spend £300,000 on new parking measures to address pressure points highlighted throughout the borough.

Its traffic and road safety advisory panel (TARSAP) approved plans to introduce four new schemes in Harrow, while a further seven will be rolled over from last year.

Dave Eaglesham, head of traffic, highways, and asset management at Harrow Council, said several programmes scheduled to be implemented in 2020/21 were delayed due to issues related to the Covid-19 pandemic while others have been tweaked following consultation with residents.

They include plans for controlled parking zones (CPZs) in The Ridgeway covering parts of Stanmore and Belmont, a section of Northolt Road in Roxeth, and the stretch of Stanmore’s Green Lane north of Culverlands Close, all of which have longstanding issues with non-residential parking.

Proposals for similar schemes in the Grimsdyke Road, Hallam Garden, and Hillview Road area of Hatch End, and service roads in Courtney Avenue, were rejected by residents – these are set to be replaced with double-yellow lines to alleviate safety and access concerns.

And parking reviews will be carried out along a service road in Kenton Road covering numbers 704 to 738, as well as in Grove Hill and Peterborough Road in Harrow-on-the-Hill.

In terms of new schemes, there will be reviews of the parking situation in Canterbury Road in Headstone South, Chantry Road in Hatch End, and Eastleigh Avenue in Roxbourne – the last of these has been subject to petitions and intervention from Harrow West MP Gareth Thomas.

The council will also assess the current CPZ in Churchill Road, Gresham Road and Montgomery Road in Canons ward, after residents called for its hours to be extended.

In total, the programmes are expected to cost around £300,000, with £275,000 covering specific areas and £25,000 kept for “localised parking controls” throughout the borough.

A report presented to TARSAP pointed out parking schemes need to be frequently reviewed due to the constantly evolving nature of Harrow.

It read: “Parking is not a static situation but dynamic and constantly changing.

“This can be due to factors such as new development, conversion of dwellings, changes to rail fares, economic situation.

“Existing schemes designed over ten years ago to mitigate the problems at that time may now no longer be appropriate for the area covered or times of control.”

The report added that parking constraints can have a positive impact on the environment and air quality since they can cut the number of car journeys and encourage people to use more sustainable modes of transport.