Restricting allowed parking on new builds allegedly to force people to use public transport maybe alright in Inner London but is a ridiculous concept in the outer boroughs Many residents are nowhere near public transport and that available often means changing buses or trains to get to other parts of the borough. I live in Havering and for me to uses public transport to anywhere means a 500 yard walk to catch the only bus running near to my home. There is no timetable so you could be waiting some time in adverse weather. I happen to be a Blue Badge holder and walking that distance is not a option. Instead of allowing free road space for cyclists and forcing large traffic jams, we should have a cycle registration scheme with a yearly fee just like other countries do. This way cyclists would pay for the use of our roads just as others have to.
What is a affordable home? The Mayor cannot tell us. In my borough we have a new estate getting built soon. The homes on that estate will be private and costing from £ 750,000. Local dwellings are selling at these prices. When are we going to be told the price considered affordable? Developers should not be forced to lower prices which causes them a loss which they cover by charging everybody else more. Outer boroughs are sick and tired of being the money tree for inner boroughs. Every borough should get the same amount of money per head of population and boroughs that think they need more should have to apply for it with surpporting evidence
Is ii really fair that some boroughs get up to 4 times more than others?
TerenceF Matthews LL,B ( Hons)