Parking Management Strategy will be reviewed
Health bosses have responded to worries that the new Nelson Health Centre in Merton Park will cause parking problems in the area.
At the opening of the Centre in Kingston Road on April 1, local Councillor John Sargeant said there were concerns that the parking would be "inadequate".
But a spokesman for Head Tenant, Community Health Partnerships, said a Parking Management Strategy and Travel Plan had been developed and approved by Merton Council's Public Protection and Development Division.
The spokesman said it is proposed that the Parking Management Strategy is reviewed after the on-site baseline travel surveys have taken place and then after one year of operation, when information on usage patterns has been established, and then subsequently every two years.
Key elements of the strategy and plan included:
The statement added:
"The location of the Centre is in close proximity to a number of regular public transport links including:
Trains: Wimbledon Chase station is a five minute walk away and Wimbledon underground station is 15 minutes away.
Tram: The Merton Park Tramlink stop is 10 minutes' walk from the NHC and the Wimbledon Tramlink stop is 15 minutes away.
Buses: The 163, 164, 152 and 655 services all stop outside/within close proximity."April 8, 2015