3 January 2014

Revised plans for residents parking scheme north of Preston Park station

Residents and businesses are being invited to have their say on revised proposals for a residents parking scheme to the north of Preston Park station.

Letters are going out to people in the area - which takes in Tivoli Crescent North, Tivoli Road, Maldon Road and Matlock Road - giving them the opportunity to comment on plans to introduce parking controls on Monday to Friday from 9am to 8pm. Other interested parties can also comment from January 13 to February 4 when the formal traffic order will be advertised on Brighton & Hove City Council’s website Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) proposals

Previous proposals to introduce a residents parking scheme at weekends - as well as in the week - have been amended by the council in response to feedback from public consultation in the autumn. (See link under notes to editors to committee report which provides more background.)

The consultation was carried out because of concerns from residents about parking problems in the area. The results were an exact 50/50 split, of 182 responses 91 wanted a scheme (an extension of the existing Area A parking scheme which already operates south of Preston Park station) and 91 were against.

While views were split, the most frequent comment - expressed both by those both in favour and against - was that current parking problems are caused by commuters during the week and there are no problems at weekends.

As a result a new ‘stand alone’ Monday to Friday scheme is being proposed for the area, which would be known as Area E residents parking scheme.

Councillor Pete West, chair of the council's Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee, said: “We have listened to what people told us during the consultation and adapted our proposals as a result. We want to find the right balance for residents, businesses and visitors as well as to keep traffic moving safely.”

Comments made in this latest stage of consultation will be reported back to a future meeting of the Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee.

Note to editors:

Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee November 26, see item 51: Committee report