17 April 2014

Moves to deal with coach parking in Roedean

Councillors are considering action to tackle coach parking in parts of Roedean in response to concerns from residents.

Members of Brighton & Hove City Council's Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee will be looking at the possibility of banning heavy goods vehicles and public service vehicles from entering The Cliff, Cliff Road, Cliff Approach, Roedean Crescent, Roedean Way, Roedean Vale and Roedean Heights, except for access. 

The move follows a petition from residents in Roedean who are concerned about coaches parking outside their homes on residential streets in the area.

At a meeting on April 29 the committee will be recommended to advertise a traffic regulation order (TRO) - a first step towards implementing possible restrictions. A TRO would give people an opportunity to comment on the idea and, if there were objections, it would then go back to the committee for a final decision.

A new half day £8 tariff is also being proposed for the seafront coach parking area on Madeira Drive, which has space for 42 coaches, to encourage more coach drivers to park there instead. The daily tariff is £15.

Councillor Ollie Sykes, deputy chair of the committee, said: "Brighton & Hove is a very popular destination for coach trips and there is coach parking available on Madeira Drive, but many drivers are choosing to park in Roedean instead.

"We have listened to residents in Roedean and are considering this action to alleviate problems in their streets. Alongside this, a new half day parking charge is being proposed for Madeira Drive to encourage coach drivers arriving later in the day, or leaving earlier, to use the coach parking area there."

Note to editors:

See committee report for more details: http://present.brighton-hove.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=823&MId=4792&Ver=4

The proposed Traffic Regulation Order is one that stops any public service vehicle (serving more than eight passengers) entering a designated zone, and it is recommended that HGVs should also be included in this ban.

Roedean Road is not being included in the proposed streets where a ban on HGVs and public service vehicles is being considered, because it is route used by several bus companies.