A COUNCIL’S approach to bringing in controlled parking zones was described as “death by a thousand cuts”.

Brighton and Hove City councillor Lee Wares criticised the piecemeal way zones were created which then displaced the problem to neighbouring areas.

The Conservative said: “Everywhere wants something done because people are fed up with displacement today or waiting for what is coming around the corner.

“They want to get to the front of the queue because they know what’s coming three or four years down the line.”

When the council brought in residents’ parking permits in Hanover and Elm Grove, he said, the displacement left people in the Coombe Road area in shock.

He said: “We do not want residents experiencing ten years of misery. Why not just see to the rest of the city?

“The time has come when we have to bite the bullet and do something massive on a citywide scale.”

The environment, transport and sustainability committee was told a consultation is currently under way for a controlled parking zone in South Portslade. It follows displacement from the latest schemes in West Hove.

The committee agreed a new four-year programme of reviews and consultations.

Next year people in Surrenden will be asked whether they want resident parking after they suffered displacement from earlier schemes.

A review is due of zone J around London Road Station which has grown, giving rise to concerns about “internal commuting”. And the new zone P east of Hove Park is also due to be reviewed late next year. Reviews and consultations are due in parts of West Hove, north and south of the railway line, Roedean and Hollingdean.