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Garage goes on sale for £40k as parking problems highlighted
2:39pm Saturday 29th September 2012 in News
A garage in Hove is on the market for an eye-watering £40,000.
It is one of a number of parking options for sale on property website Right Move.
With parking at such a premium in the area, owners of garages are looking to make the most of demand.
The Medina Villas site, which is actually two single but linked garages in a compound of six, is next to Hove seafront and is being marketed by estate agents Goldin Lemcke of Hove.
Another garage in Compton Avenue, Brighton, is also listed for £40,000 and is described as “a rare opportunity” close to Seven Dials and Brighton Station.
Those looking to downgrade from a garage can pick up a parking spot in Rottingdean for £15,000.
The space is in Caspian Square and is described as a “central village car parking space”.
With pressure so high on parking, HoveMPMike Weatherley has backed a petition by Central Hove Conservative councillors Andrew Wealls and Adam Love, to open up Norton Road car park to residents with parking permits and the public on weekends.
It follows complaints from traders and residents who want to make use of the frequently empty multi-storey.
Coun Wealls and Coun Love want to allow residents within parking zone N to use the car park seven days a week and to offer free parking for everyone on the weekends. Local traders hope it will bring a boost in trade for the area.
Mr Weatherley said: “Opening up the Norton Roadmulti-storey is a brilliant idea that has my full support.
“It’s absolutely crazy that the car park sits virtually empty at night, when nearby residents struggle.
“I have been contacted by a number of residents who have been put off by the Green administration’s latest parking changeswhichmeanthat, for example, you now have to pay to park everywhere in Central Hove on a Sunday.”