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New ‘Bakers Bottom’ residents’ parking scheme starts tomorrow (November 10)

Besi Besemar November 9, 2014

A new residents’ parking scheme comes into operation in four Brighton roads tomorrow, (November 10) to help people park nearer their homes.

Cllr Pete West
Cllr Pete West

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.