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Coaches banned from Roedean roads

Plans to ban coaches and heavy goods vehicles from parts of Roedean have been approved.

The move comes following a petition by residents who had become annoyed with large vehicles parking in residential areas, blocking the road and causing congestion.

Among the recommendations that were approved by councillors was the introduction of a traffic regulation order banning heavy goods vehicles and public service vehicles except for access in The Cliff, Cliff Approach, Roedean Crescent, Roedean Way, Roedean Vale and Roedean Heights.

Conservative councillor Graham Cox said: “I know it's very easy to be cynical about these petitions but this is a very responsible campaign. Residents don't want to see coaches parked in Roedean but there's no long term solution.”

He added it was inappropriate for large vehicles to be parking in residential streets but said he was pleased the council had come up with a pragmatic solution.

Labour's Alan Robins added: “I've seen the pictures and read the report and it's obviously a problem of great significance but I do worry it could set a precedence with people saying we've banned vehicles in Roedean so why don't we do it here.”

But Green councillor Ollie Sykes raised concerns about how the scheme would be enforced.

It was agreed to introduce a four hour tariff at the Madeira coach parking facility, which currently charges £15 to park all day and provides room for 42 coaches.

If no objections are received about the introduction of the TRO then the enforcement could be in place by June.

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6:53am Wed 7 May 14

Juleyanne says...

Coach parties bring tourists into Brighton and Hove and are essential to business. Ignore this at your peril!
Coach parties bring tourists into Brighton and Hove and are essential to business. Ignore this at your peril! Juleyanne
  • Score: 10

7:03am Wed 7 May 14

Martin999 says...

So, the people of Roedean are offended by the sight of a few coaches, most of which only there a few hours a day, but less than a mile away the people of Whitehawk have to put up with the smelly, scruffy, disgusting vans and broken down caravans in the road leading to Sheepcoat Valley.
So, the people of Roedean are offended by the sight of a few coaches, most of which only there a few hours a day, but less than a mile away the people of Whitehawk have to put up with the smelly, scruffy, disgusting vans and broken down caravans in the road leading to Sheepcoat Valley. Martin999
  • Score: 24

7:30am Wed 7 May 14

BNJuan says...

All the coaches park on Roedean Road and no restrictions are proposed there? Won't make much difference then.

I think restrictions are proposed in Sheepcote Valley to stop parking along that road, there was a recent consultation.
All the coaches park on Roedean Road and no restrictions are proposed there? Won't make much difference then. I think restrictions are proposed in Sheepcote Valley to stop parking along that road, there was a recent consultation. BNJuan
  • Score: 0

7:32am Wed 7 May 14

rogerthefish says...

Yes but the people of Roedean pay lots of stamp duty and council tax and are friends of influential people, so why should they put up with coaches obscuring their view. Send them to Hove park/Woodland drive area as they've only got traffic for views anyway.
Yes but the people of Roedean pay lots of stamp duty and council tax and are friends of influential people, so why should they put up with coaches obscuring their view. Send them to Hove park/Woodland drive area as they've only got traffic for views anyway. rogerthefish
  • Score: 2

7:49am Wed 7 May 14

bluemonday says...

it really is about time the amex car park started being used as a park and ride or a coach park for visitors
it really is about time the amex car park started being used as a park and ride or a coach park for visitors bluemonday
  • Score: 19

8:24am Wed 7 May 14

NickBrt says...

Isn't that where the MP lives? Co-incidence? NIMBY?
Isn't that where the MP lives? Co-incidence? NIMBY? NickBrt
  • Score: 9

8:28am Wed 7 May 14

Just trying to earn a crust says...

The councils restricting coach parking to four hours at Black Rock, now they can't park in Roedean. I'm sure they, like a lot of Brighton residents, will find Worthing welcomes visitors, and provides plenty of places for coaches to park. Their is also free parking for cars at the West end of the seafront. I know if my family want a day on the beach that where we go
The councils restricting coach parking to four hours at Black Rock, now they can't park in Roedean. I'm sure they, like a lot of Brighton residents, will find Worthing welcomes visitors, and provides plenty of places for coaches to park. Their is also free parking for cars at the West end of the seafront. I know if my family want a day on the beach that where we go Just trying to earn a crust
  • Score: 12

9:16am Wed 7 May 14

ThinkBrighton says...

Another rule from a council that wants to kill this city
Another rule from a council that wants to kill this city ThinkBrighton
  • Score: 7

9:36am Wed 7 May 14

Morpheus says...

What happened to the proposal to create a coach park at Black Rock?
What happened to the proposal to create a coach park at Black Rock? Morpheus
  • Score: 4

10:40am Wed 7 May 14

Martin999 says...

I note that on the other article which talks about travellers in Surrenden Park, comments are not allowed. Why are we gagged? The last time the travellers were here the Council allowed them to use the facilities in Withdean Stadium for free.
I note that on the other article which talks about travellers in Surrenden Park, comments are not allowed. Why are we gagged? The last time the travellers were here the Council allowed them to use the facilities in Withdean Stadium for free. Martin999
  • Score: 6

11:11am Wed 7 May 14

JerryOnly says...

Just trying to earn a crust wrote:
The councils restricting coach parking to four hours at Black Rock, now they can't park in Roedean. I'm sure they, like a lot of Brighton residents, will find Worthing welcomes visitors, and provides plenty of places for coaches to park. Their is also free parking for cars at the West end of the seafront. I know if my family want a day on the beach that where we go
This is exactly right and what I've found for myself. Try Worthing one day and you won't be disappointed. Go back to Brighton and you will be.
[quote][p][bold]Just trying to earn a crust[/bold] wrote: The councils restricting coach parking to four hours at Black Rock, now they can't park in Roedean. I'm sure they, like a lot of Brighton residents, will find Worthing welcomes visitors, and provides plenty of places for coaches to park. Their is also free parking for cars at the West end of the seafront. I know if my family want a day on the beach that where we go[/p][/quote]This is exactly right and what I've found for myself. Try Worthing one day and you won't be disappointed. Go back to Brighton and you will be. JerryOnly
  • Score: 4

11:51am Wed 7 May 14

ghost bus driver says...

Look at Blackpool, for instance, There is a massive coach park, THREE piers, a tram route stretching all the way from Starr Gate to Fleetwood, proper consideration for tourists and a recognition of the revenue they bring in and reasonable parking charges. Perhaps the Greens ought to go there to see how it's done.
Look at Blackpool, for instance, There is a massive coach park, THREE piers, a tram route stretching all the way from Starr Gate to Fleetwood, proper consideration for tourists and a recognition of the revenue they bring in and reasonable parking charges. Perhaps the Greens ought to go there to see how it's done. ghost bus driver
  • Score: 4

12:32pm Wed 7 May 14

her professional says...

ghost bus driver wrote:
Look at Blackpool, for instance, There is a massive coach park, THREE piers, a tram route stretching all the way from Starr Gate to Fleetwood, proper consideration for tourists and a recognition of the revenue they bring in and reasonable parking charges. Perhaps the Greens ought to go there to see how it's done.
Blackpool is a run down dump, with huge amounts of deprivation and unemployment. The number of empty shops, or at best pound shops and charity outlets, makes London Road look like Regent Street.
If you really prefer Blackpool to Brighton, move, you could buy a mansion there for the price of a two up two down on Muesli Mountain.
[quote][p][bold]ghost bus driver[/bold] wrote: Look at Blackpool, for instance, There is a massive coach park, THREE piers, a tram route stretching all the way from Starr Gate to Fleetwood, proper consideration for tourists and a recognition of the revenue they bring in and reasonable parking charges. Perhaps the Greens ought to go there to see how it's done.[/p][/quote]Blackpool is a run down dump, with huge amounts of deprivation and unemployment. The number of empty shops, or at best pound shops and charity outlets, makes London Road look like Regent Street. If you really prefer Blackpool to Brighton, move, you could buy a mansion there for the price of a two up two down on Muesli Mountain. her professional
  • Score: 2

1:02pm Wed 7 May 14

Mr chock says...

Juleyanne wrote:
Coach parties bring tourists into Brighton and Hove and are essential to business. Ignore this at your peril!
what the locals could have done here might well just push the parking issue to another part of the city but Juleyanne is correct if the coaches cant park easley then the massive amount of tourists / students the coaches bring in IN ONE VEHICLE is a wonderful thing , next thing the locals might want to do is remove the golf pitch and put and put in a few homes ohh no thats let the cat out of the bag ...
[quote][p][bold]Juleyanne[/bold] wrote: Coach parties bring tourists into Brighton and Hove and are essential to business. Ignore this at your peril![/p][/quote]what the locals could have done here might well just push the parking issue to another part of the city but Juleyanne is correct if the coaches cant park easley then the massive amount of tourists / students the coaches bring in IN ONE VEHICLE is a wonderful thing , next thing the locals might want to do is remove the golf pitch and put and put in a few homes ohh no thats let the cat out of the bag ... Mr chock
  • Score: 2

2:21pm Wed 7 May 14

NickBrt says...

Ghostbus the greens won't go to Blackpool, its not a direct train from Balcombe.
Ghostbus the greens won't go to Blackpool, its not a direct train from Balcombe. NickBrt
  • Score: 2

7:09pm Wed 7 May 14

monkeymoo says...

Wont allow coaches to LEGALLY park on a road, whilst bringing trade,money and tourism to the city.....

....But quite happy to allow travelers and thier 30 /40 caravans to park ILLEGALLY in Brighton parks. Then go around clearing up all their rubbish for them, paid for by US in OUR council tax!
Wont allow coaches to LEGALLY park on a road, whilst bringing trade,money and tourism to the city..... ....But quite happy to allow travelers and thier 30 /40 caravans to park ILLEGALLY in Brighton parks. Then go around clearing up all their rubbish for them, paid for by US in OUR council tax! monkeymoo
  • Score: 6

11:36pm Wed 7 May 14

whatevernext2013 says...

her professional wrote:
ghost bus driver wrote:
Look at Blackpool, for instance, There is a massive coach park, THREE piers, a tram route stretching all the way from Starr Gate to Fleetwood, proper consideration for tourists and a recognition of the revenue they bring in and reasonable parking charges. Perhaps the Greens ought to go there to see how it's done.
Blackpool is a run down dump, with huge amounts of deprivation and unemployment. The number of empty shops, or at best pound shops and charity outlets, makes London Road look like Regent Street.
If you really prefer Blackpool to Brighton, move, you could buy a mansion there for the price of a two up two down on Muesli Mountain.
I see you have not been to brighton in a very long time ,there is no other place in the uk like it from the homeless in nearly every door way in the city centre to vandwellers and travellers parking were ever they want ,to the crackpot greens who want to build a steel finger to bring in more tourist and then putting in measures to stop them from coming to the city ,all bar stopping the flow of traffic in the city to outrages parking charges ,lets see how green the council is next year
[quote][p][bold]her professional[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghost bus driver[/bold] wrote: Look at Blackpool, for instance, There is a massive coach park, THREE piers, a tram route stretching all the way from Starr Gate to Fleetwood, proper consideration for tourists and a recognition of the revenue they bring in and reasonable parking charges. Perhaps the Greens ought to go there to see how it's done.[/p][/quote]Blackpool is a run down dump, with huge amounts of deprivation and unemployment. The number of empty shops, or at best pound shops and charity outlets, makes London Road look like Regent Street. If you really prefer Blackpool to Brighton, move, you could buy a mansion there for the price of a two up two down on Muesli Mountain.[/p][/quote]I see you have not been to brighton in a very long time ,there is no other place in the uk like it from the homeless in nearly every door way in the city centre to vandwellers and travellers parking were ever they want ,to the crackpot greens who want to build a steel finger to bring in more tourist and then putting in measures to stop them from coming to the city ,all bar stopping the flow of traffic in the city to outrages parking charges ,lets see how green the council is next year whatevernext2013
  • Score: -1

6:51am Thu 8 May 14

Martin999 says...

monkeymoo wrote:
Wont allow coaches to LEGALLY park on a road, whilst bringing trade,money and tourism to the city.....

....But quite happy to allow travelers and thier 30 /40 caravans to park ILLEGALLY in Brighton parks. Then go around clearing up all their rubbish for them, paid for by US in OUR council tax!
Quite right, but you forgot to mention that every time the council goes to court to evict these travelers (who then move just a short distance to another park in the city) it costs thousands of pounds in legal fees. Paid for, of course, by honest tax paying residents. Get your priorities right Brighton Council...........
[quote][p][bold]monkeymoo[/bold] wrote: Wont allow coaches to LEGALLY park on a road, whilst bringing trade,money and tourism to the city..... ....But quite happy to allow travelers and thier 30 /40 caravans to park ILLEGALLY in Brighton parks. Then go around clearing up all their rubbish for them, paid for by US in OUR council tax![/p][/quote]Quite right, but you forgot to mention that every time the council goes to court to evict these travelers (who then move just a short distance to another park in the city) it costs thousands of pounds in legal fees. Paid for, of course, by honest tax paying residents. Get your priorities right Brighton Council........... Martin999
  • Score: 2

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