28 March 2014

Council consults on controlled parking scheme for Bakers Bottom and Craven Vale

Brighton & Hove City Council is beginning a consultation process with residents and business owners to gauge support for a controlled parking scheme to the Bakers Bottom & Craven Vale area.  It is proposed that the scheme would be an extension to the existing area U (Light Touch) residents parking scheme adjacent to the Bakers Bottom & Craven Vale area.

The consultation is in response to the city wide parking review where the council received comments and complaints from members of the public about parking problems in the area. 

Questionnaires will be sent to all households in the area towards the end of March and residents will have until 2 May to make their views known.

The proposed scheme would operate between 10am – 11am and 2pm – 3pm Monday to Saturday 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.

Brighton & Hove city councillor Pete West said: “Residents have expressed concern about a number of parking problems in this area and the consultation process is the first step to finding solutions that address the issues raised.  Permit schemes have worked well to alleviate pressures in other parts of the city and could be the way forward here if there is sufficient support from the people that live in the area.”

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 Vale community Centre (17a Hadlow Close) on Wednesday 2 April between 1-5pm and Thursday 3 April between 4-8pm.  There will also be an unstaffed exhibition at Hove Town Hall, in the Parking Information centre, between 9am and 5pm from 24 March to 2 May 2014.

Anyone unable to attend the exhibition but who would like further technical information should email parking.scheme@brighton-hove.gov.uk  or call (01273) 292387.

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 & Sustainability (ETS) Committee on 1 July 2014.

For more information about see: www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/content/parking-and-travel/parking/parking-schemes-restrictions-legislation