Parking controls set for East Brighton Park

First published in News by , local government reporter

Brighton and Hove City Council is set to introduce parking controls in East Brighton Park.

Tonight councillors voted to approve the controls, subject to a consultation for Traffic Regulation Orders.

There are currently no parking restrictions in the park, which is located east of Kemptown along Wilson Avenue and is popular with residents.

But the lack of control has caused serious access problems, in particular for ambulances needing to transfer patients from the air ambulance and for coaches accessing the college and customers for the caravan site.

According to a survey carried out by officers in November last year 20% of vehicles were in the park for 7-12 hours.

As part of the new restrictions, parking charges will be introduced starting from 50p for up to an hour at the park up to £3 for 6 hours.

Adjacent on street charges will also be introduced starting at £1 for up to an hour rising to £5 for up to 11 hours.

The charges would apply from 9am to 4pm Monday-Friday and 2pm to 6pm on the weekend.

It is thought the scheme could raise as much as £12,000 a year and the costs of introducing it could be covered within three years.

Councillors have also agreed to restrict parking on Wilson Avenue with single yellow lines on the west side and double yellow lines on the east side.

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8:06pm Tue 29 Apr 14

ARMANA says...

Looks like the travellers will be getting parking fines then, NOT, !!
Looks like the travellers will be getting parking fines then, NOT, !! ARMANA
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8:46pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Maxwell's Ghost says...

Don't pay a penny while other illegal parkers are not fined or not made to pay.
The council needs to apply its equality policy and discriminating in favour of a group is also discriminatory.
Don't pay a penny while other illegal parkers are not fined or not made to pay. The council needs to apply its equality policy and discriminating in favour of a group is also discriminatory. Maxwell's Ghost
  • Score: 17

9:44pm Tue 29 Apr 14

NickBrt says...

Travellers will of course be exempt asgreens fall over themselves to appease them.
Travellers will of course be exempt asgreens fall over themselves to appease them. NickBrt
  • Score: 13

7:17am Wed 30 Apr 14

brighton bluenose says...

NickBrt wrote:
Travellers will of course be exempt asgreens fall over themselves to appease them.
Yeah of course they do - perhaps you would like to give an example?! Or is the fact more like the travellers pitch up wherever they want then the council launch proceedings to evict them pretty much straight away?!
[quote][p][bold]NickBrt[/bold] wrote: Travellers will of course be exempt asgreens fall over themselves to appease them.[/p][/quote]Yeah of course they do - perhaps you would like to give an example?! Or is the fact more like the travellers pitch up wherever they want then the council launch proceedings to evict them pretty much straight away?! brighton bluenose
  • Score: -7

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