A CONTROVERSIAL cycle lane is set to be scrapped at a decisive council meeting this morning.

Brighton and Hove City Council is likely to vote to get rid of the temporary cycle lane on Old Shoreham Road after Labour confirmed they will support its removal.

Councillors voted in favour of axing the lane last month but will vote on recommendations to keep it today, after the government threatened to withhold more than £270,000 in funding.

Conservative councillors claimed Labour were “wobbling” on its position ahead of the meeting at Hove Town Hall, which starts this morning.

However, councillor Gary Wilkinson, opposition spokesman for environment, transport and sustainability, said the cycle lane was "simply not working and is not used".

He said: “We are keen to ensure there is more active travel infrastructure built around the city, however the party have always been clear that residents must be the drivers of any transport changes, and their opinions must be respected.

“We will continue to stand with residents in calling on the Green minority administration to remove the temporary cycle lane on the Old Shoreham Road and have submitted an amendment calling on today’s urgency sub-committee to reaffirm the recent special committee decision to do so.

“We are honest enough to understand when something has seemed a good idea on paper, but is simply not working and is not used.”

Cllr Wilkinson added Labour remain committed to further Active Travel measures, but that they must ensure schemes work and that residents are on board with such decisions.