Brighton parking zone to take in more streets

Posted On 29 Aug 2013 at 2:01 pm

A controlled parking zone in Brighton looks likely to be extended to the area north of Preston Park Station.

Brighton and Hove City Council is writing to people living in the area and local businesses to tell them about the proposals and asking them to complete a questionnaire.

The council said that it would be holding a six-week consultation about the proposals from Monday (2 September).

The roads affected are Maldon Road, Malock Road, Tivoli Road and Tivoli Crescent North.

The council said: “The area to the south of the station already operates a controlled parking scheme.

“The consultation is in response to an increasing number of comments and complaints received by the council about the high number of commuters parking during the day and into the evening which creates severe parking pressure on residents.

“The proposed scheme would operate between 9am and 8pm on all days of the week and provide bays for use by residents and their visitors, businesses and services.

Councillor Ian Davey

Councillor Ian Davey

“The proposals also address other issues in the area, such as double parking, and parking on pavements and double yellow lines, with a view to improving safety for pedestrians as well as improving traffic flow and access for emergency vehicles.”

An exhibition is planned for Tuesday 17 September from 1pm to 5pm and Wednesday 18 September from 4pm to 8pm at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Dyke Road, Brighton.

Council staff will be present on both days to answer questions.

The proposals will also go on show at Hove Town Hall in an unstaffed exhibition from 9am to 5pm from Monday (2 September) to Friday 11 October.

The results of the consultation are due to be reported to the council’s Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee on Tuesday 26 November.

Councillor Ian Davey said: “Many residents living to the north of Preston Park Station have made their wish for controlled parking in their area known to the council.

“The consultation is intended to allow all residents to have their say.

“We want to find the right balance for residents, businesses and visitors as well as to keep traffic moving safely.

“Residents parking schemes have worked well to ease parking pressures in other areas of the city and could be a viable option towards making significant improvements here too.”

More information and a map of the consultation boundary can be found on the council website here: http://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/content/parking-and-travel/parking/consultation-extension-area-a-residents-parking-scheme.

 

  1. Daniel Gilbert Reply

    It would be great if we could get residence parking on Rose Hill sooner rather than later. We’re having a similar problem as the residents at Preston Park Station are having with commuters.

    At Rose Hill, however, it’s people who are using the newly restored Level and the shops on London Road. This situation is only going to get worse for our street over the coming weeks as the developments reach fruition.

    It’s a constant struggle to park outside my own house!

  2. Rostrum Reply

    Another ‘nice little earner’ for the council ..

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