3 April 2018

Parking consultation opens in St Luke's area

Residents in Zone U parking scheme which covers the St Luke’s area of Brighton are invited to take part in a further consultation to find out whether they would like to change the times and/or days of their zone by joining with one of the neighbouring parking zones.

Currently Zone U operates Monday to Saturday between the hours of 10-11am and 2-3pm. Letters have been sent to more than 600 households asking whether they would like to keep their zone as it is, or opt in to the ‘light touch’ scheme in Hanover & Elm Grove (Area S), which is in place Monday to Friday, 11am-noon and 6-7pm.

The St Luke’s neighbourhood borders Craven Vale (Zone I) and Queen’s Park (Zone C), so residents also have the option of joining one of these full parking schemes. These operate every day from 9am to 8pm.

Hanover & Elm Grove and Craven Vale residents’ controlled parking have come on stream in the last few months, so councillors agreed to re-consult Zone U residents in the light of the new schemes.

Councillor Gill Mitchell, chair of the city’s environment, transport and sustainability committee, said: “We have listened to the views of residents in St Luke’s and recognise they are next to a number of existing and new parking zones. Results from the previous consultation showed that there is a divide between the east and west side of the area with some residents preferring a light touch scheme and others favouring a full scheme. We are keen to hear from residents in this area to see how controlled parking is working for them or whether we need to look again at Zone U.”

During the previous consultation in 2016, 53% of those who responded said they supported staying in their stand-alone light touch zone, while 46% wanted to change to a full scheme.

Residents have until 30 April to express their views and can also take part online at www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/zoneu-review