More Brighton and Hove neighbourhoods asked to vote on residents parking

Posted On 17 Mar 2016 at 1:29 pm

Two more areas of the city are to be asked if they would like residents parking schemes after the council was asked to look into them.
The city council’s environment and transport committee agreed to canvass Preston Village and Surrenden in Brighton and West Hove for their views on a controlled parking scheme.

Meanwhile, Hanover and Elm Grove are also about to be asked what kind of scheme they would like before a full-scale consultation later in the year.

Chair of the council’s environment committee Cllr Gill Mitchell said: “We’re proposing this in response to residents’ requests. It seems that where schemes are introduced people do like them.

“Controlled parking can make streets more pleasant and safe and there’s the obvious benefit of not having to drive round and round looking for a space.”

Meanwhile, a survey of recently-introduced zones J (Lewes Road Triangle), R (Bolsover Road) U (Bakers Bottom) and W (Wish park) drew just over 100 responses, with 67 per cent agreeing or strongly agreeing their scheme worked well for them.

All households in Preston Village and Surrenden will get a leaflet next autumn asking whether they wanted restrictions all day, or for certain hours, or whether they wanted no change. They could also choose whether restrictions should apply all week or Monday to Friday.

The Preston Village area covers streets between the railway and the A23, from South Road up to Clermont Road. Surrrenden covers roads between Balfour Road and Surrenden Road – but not including the latter.

Residents in West Hove will be consulted on a similar basis in early 2017. The area is bounded by the A259 and the Worthing-bound railway, between Roman Road and Woodhouse Road in the east and St Leonard’s Road and Worcester Villas in the west.

In each case there would be an option of having limited free waiting or exclusive paid parking outside shops and services.

Meanwhile a scheme for Hollingbury Road and Ditchling Gardens will start on April 4 after no residents objected to a traffic order advertised in the area and local press.

  1. Rachelle Howard Reply

    We already have a scheme in parts of West Hove however this does NOT guarantee having a parking space, plus costs a lot too! Many parking issues are caused by other inconsiderate drivers, who do not necessarily live/work locally, particularly those selling cars; some of whom are dealers/businesses yet selling on residential streets. I wish that this issue could be addressed, as it would free up many parking spaces. Many residents still drive round and round looking for a space regularly; a scheme does not ensure that you have a space to park in.

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