28 August 2013

Council consults on exending controlled parking zone

Brighton & Hove City Council is to begin consulting residents and business owners to gauge support for a residents parking scheme to the north of Preston Park Station, known as area A.  The area to the south of the station already operates a controlled parking scheme.  The consultation period will start on Monday, 2 September when questionnaires will be sent to all households in the area.

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 - 8pm on all days of the week and provide bays for use by residents and their visitors, businesses and services. 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.

  • A staffed exhibition to illustrate details of the proposals and to give people the opportunity to put their questions to council officers will be held at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Dyke Road, on Tuesday 17 September between 1-5pm and Wednesday 18 September between 4-8pm. 
  • There will also be an unstaffed exhibition at Hove Town Hall, in the ground floor foyer, between 9am and 5pm from 2 September to 11 October 2013.

Anyone unable to attend the exhibition but who would like further technical information should email parking.scheme@brighton-hove.gov.uk  or call (01273) 291706.

The consultation period will run for 6 weeks, and all comments received during this time will be carefully considered.   The results of the consultation will be reported to the council’s Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee on 26 November 2013.

Councillor Ian Davey, lead member for transport, 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 here