Hornsey residents who endured months of parking misery due to a Haringey Council mess-up have now finally been given new parking permits after local MP Lynne Featherstone demanded that decisions taken by Haringey Council were investigated.
After having had parking permits for two years, Westpoint apartment residents on Clarendon Road , N8 were suddenly told in September last year that that they weren’t allowed to renew their permits because their flats were built as part of a car-free development.
After forceful intervention by Liberal Democrat MP Lynne Featherstone, Haringey Parking Services reviewed the 2003 planning application and found that the car-free development suggestion was never included in the final plans. It was found that the permit refusal was completely unfounded and Parking Services have now started issuing permits again.
Lynne Featherstone MP comments:
“This is a sorry saga, but one we unfortunately see too often. Westpoint apartment residents have had to endure months of parking hell, because Haringey Council’s left hand didn’t know what the right hand was doing.”
Rosa Hernando, Chair of Westpoint Residents Association, adds:
“The past few months have been so stressful. I bought the flat in good faith, with parking, and have later found out that if Haringey Council had taken away the parking permits, it would have lost £15,000 in value.
“I’m so happy that we have finally got this matter cleared up. We were determined not to allow the council to make us pay for their mistake”.