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Parking zone extended from December

Besi Besemar November 25, 2014

An extension to parking Zone J, which covers the area around Preston Circus and London Road station in Brighton, is set to go live within the Lewes Road Triangle area of the city from Monday 1st December 2014.

Cllr Ian Davey
Cllr Ian Davey

THE NEW zone will operate seven days a week, from 9am to 8pm.

Earlier this year residents and local businesses in the area were consulted on whether they would like controlled parking and 61% of respondents voted in favour of the proposed scheme. The scheme was drawn up following the citywide parking review which showed that residents were experiencing parking problems in the area.

Warning notices are being issued this week to inform motorists of the scheme’s start date.

Councillor Ian Davey, lead member for transport in Brighton & Hove, said: “The scheme has been drawn up in consultation with residents. It has been designed to improve access and the environment on these busy streets and to make it easier for residents to park near their homes. The new scheme also provides cycle parking in recognition of the fact that more people use bikes but often do not have anywhere to store them.”

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, with most spent on free bus travel for older and disabled people.