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Residents baffled by need for 350 parking signs across Coldean
They are intended to deter fans from parking their cars as they head to the American Express Community Stadium.
But residents of Coldean have been left wondering whether Brighton and Hove City Council really needed to install 350 warning signs over a series of streets.
Robin Berry, of Beatty Avenue, Coldean, said: “We have enough signs already what with 30mph, 20mph and the rest - they could have done without this.
“I know they are only small but there are a lot of them in every street.”
In raising the issue, Mr Berry said it “seemed a waste of money” when in some areas there were signs just a few feet apart.
In response, Ian Davey, the council's lead member for transport, said: “The council worked with the football club to bring this scheme forward in response to residents' concerns.
“We admit additional street furniture can cause street clutter and install the absolute minimum amount possible.
“But we do need to take into account the need to be able to enforce the match day parking scheme so they have been installed at approximately 30 metre intervals as outlined by national guidance from the Department for Transport.
“Where possible signs have been attached to existing street furniture such as lampposts “The council did investigate only having signs on the perimeter but this was not feasible for a scheme with the amount of roads installed here otherwise repeated signs would still be needed.
“There's no point putting a scheme in if it cannot be enforced.”
Coun Davey said he was happy for a council official to visit the site and investigate any areas of concern.
The council approved the scheme, which covers Coldean and Moulsecoomb, in May.
Permits will be free for homeowners and they will also be able to buy up to 25 one-day visitor permits each year at a cost of £2.60 each.
In the areas, business, school and carer permits will also be introduced without charge, and disabled residents with Blue Badges are able to park without a permit.
The scheme will cost up to £153,000 to set up and £57,000 a year to run, which will be funded by the football club.
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