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News - 3 June 2006

Parking in Brighton to improve for residents

On-street parking in central Brighton could be improved for thousands of city centre residents if proposals are accepted by the environment committee on 8 June. The proposals, drawn up during a detailed review of parking in central Brighton, allow for the creation of two parking schemes for the area, instead of the eight small parking zones currently in operation.

Increasing the size of the schemes, along with introducing more pay and display parking bays that can be used by residents, will significantly reduce waiting lists for parking permits and give residents a better chance of finding a space to park.

The introduction of two larger, more coherent parking zones, will also make it easier for drivers to understand the parking rules. Helping them park legally will make it easier and safer for other road users too, such as buses, taxis, cyclists and pedestrians.

Councillor Gill Mitchell, chair of Brighton & Hove’s environment committee, said, “There are significant waiting lists for residents’ permits in all but one zone in central Brighton. The new proposals will free up more parking for residents, which will provide them with more opportunities to find a space in what is the busiest part of the city.

“A tremendous amount of detailed work has gone into this review. There are many differences in how the different schemes operate and an uneven distribution of parking spaces. Out of the review and the public consultation we have tried to develop a solution that will better meet the needs of residents, businesses and visitors who need to drive and park in the centre.”

Currently there are 940 residents on the waiting list for permits in central Brighton, but under the proposed northern zone, which takes in the northern parts of the Vernon Terrace/Seven Dials and North Laine schemes, London Road and Buckingham Road areas, the 740 spaces available for residents would increase to 1,375.

In the proposed southern zone, comprising the southern end of the Vernon Terrace/Seven Dials and North Laine schemes, Montpelier Road, West Street, North Street, Dean Street and Crown Street areas, the 536 available spaces would rise to 865.

It would also mean that more residents could take advantage of visitor permits. At present only residents in three of the smaller zones can apply for up to 25 permits a year so that their visitors can park.

It is proposed that there should be a mixture of resident and short-term parking and that the voucher system should be phased out in favour of on-street pay and display machines. Single yellow lines would be kept wherever possible, providing much-needed overnight parking.

If agreed, the proposals would be formally designed and a traffic order issued, when there will be further opportunity to comment. Both schemes could be introduced early next year.

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