7 November 2014

New residents' parking scheme

A new residents’ parking scheme comes into operation in four Brighton roads on Monday November 10 to help people park nearer their homes. The scheme covers Bute Street, Rochester Street, Hendon Street and Livingstone Street – an area known as Bakers Bottom.
 
It is an  extension of the  existing 'light touch' Area U parking scheme, with restrictions for one hour in the morning (10am to 11am) and one hour in the afternoon (2pm to 3pm). Verge parking will be tackled at the same time, with enforcement taking place on the east side of nearby Queensway.

The move follows consultation with local residents, in which 77.8% of people who responded were favour of an extension to the Area U parking scheme, and a decision at last month’s Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee.

Councillor Pete West, chair of the committee, said: “The scheme has been drawn up at the request of residents and ward councillors and is designed to ease parking pressure for people living in these areas, improve access and provide a better environment. There have been particular concerns about access for fire engines and other emergency service vehicles." 

The resident permit costs cover enforcement of the schemes and ongoing maintenance. Any surplus is reinvested into road, travel and transport improvements in the city.

Notes to editors:

Environment, transport and sustainability committee report on Bakers Bottom scheme (agenda item number 35): http://present.brighton-hove.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=823&MId=5176

Previous press release: http://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/content/press-release/new-schemes-ease-parking-problems-residents

Area U parking scheme: http://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/content/parking-and-travel/parking/parking-zone-u#hours