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Elm Grove parking consultation
2:40pm Tuesday 15th January 2013 in News
Motorists parking their cars on pavements could be given £70 fines.
Brighton and Hove City Council is consulting with locals in the Elm Grove area about creating designated free parking areas.
Among the issues under the current informal set-up are people parking on pavements and obstructing views at junctions.
It claims the move will help the long street become a “more people-friendly environment”, adding benches or grass verges could be installed.
However, similar moves in September 2011 were dropped after some complained it would simply add to the parking mayhem already crippling the area.
A council spokesman said: “Our intention will be to enforce against parking adjacent to double yellow lines either on the road or on the pavement.
“If there is not public support for the improvements, we will give residents and local businesses plenty of notice before beginning any parking enforcement.
“This would only take place where there are existing double yellow lines and bus stop clearways, and would include cars parked on the hardened verge/pavement or carriageway. No new lining will be introduced.”
The local authority said it had been working with ward councillor Matt Follett.
A consultation will run until February 11. If positive, the local authority said it will identify funding to carry out the work over the next couple of years.
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