Plans to create a secure temporary coach park for 30 coaches at Black Rock on Brighton seafront have been approved by Brighton & Hove’s planning authority.
Martin Randall, head of planning and public protection at Brighton & Hove City Council, said, “This is good news for coach drivers as it will provide them with a much more convenient area to park and alleviate coach parking problems in other parts of the city".
“The planning permission is temporary for two years as in the long term the site is earmarked for the indoor arena and ice rink. The council remains committed to develop the site for a leisure-based facility, as described in the city’s Local Plan.”
Currently there are 42 short stay coach parking facilities in Madeira Drive but this does not meet demand during the busy summer tourist season. Up until now overflow coaches have had to park on street and this has particularly affected the Roedean area.
Over the coming months, the council will undertake a site search in order to provide a permanent short stay coach park.
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