Proposals to introduce pay and display parking in Cranham and Upminster were rejected by Havering Council’s Highways Committee last week.
The plans would have seen new restrictions placed on busy streets including Avon Road, Marlborough Gardens and Hall Lane.
A 90 minute period of free parking is currently in force in the area and Cllr Clarence Barrett (Cranham, RA) addressed the Highways Committee to explain that it “works very well indeed”.
He added: “The proposals to install parking meters at over £4,000 a unit would not be cost effective and be detrimental to local trade and shoppers alike.
“In addition, a proposal to introduce ‘cashless parking’ only along a small number of parking bays in Marlborough Gardens by the Cranham medical centre would be unworkable and not in the interests of its users.”
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