Residents have their say on extending parking zones

Besi Besemar January 8, 2013

Cllr Ian Davey
Cllr Ian Davey

More than 3,000 residents spread across two areas in Brighton have been consulted on whether they would like residents’ parking zones extended into their area. The areas are north of London Road station and Round Hill.

There was a 58% and 56% response in favour of parking controls in these areas. The response rate in the London Road station area was 40% and 34% in Round Hill.

A decision on whether to go forward with the extended zones will be taken by the Transport Committee on January 15.

Councillor Ian Davey, chair of the transport committee, said:

“Residents living to the north of London Road station and in the Round Hill area have experienced difficulties with parking over the last few years and, although they originally voted against when consulted in 2009, residents asked the council to look again to find out whether those living and working in these areas would now like a scheme. 

“If we go ahead we will take people’s comments into consideration in finding the right balance for residents, business and visitors, to keep traffic moving and to maintain access to premises and local facilities.”

As well as postal questionnaires, residents and businesses were able to take part in the consultation online and through exhibitions held in the area and at Hove Town Hall. If agreed, a traffic order will be published outlining the proposals.