ePetition - Please make zone J work for people south of the railway

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Please make zone J work for people south of the railway

We the undersigned petition Brighton & Hove Council to make it so that residents in Zone J south of the railway line are once again able to park our cars near our homes at night. e.g. by dividing the zone at the boundary of the railway line

We are concerned about the Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) zone J south of the railway line (i.e. between Viaduct Road and Ditchling Rise). The original advantage of the CPZ was that the residents could park during the day, and overnight within reasonable walking distance of their homes. When the CPZ was introduced there was a massive benefit.
Zone J is now huge. Since the extension of zone J north of the railway line we have found that if we go out in the car, particularly in the evening, we again find ourselves unable to park within the area when we return. We believe that movement within zone J is a significant factor in this.
When we voted for this CPZ we thought it was just for us residents, we were never told that other people from other neighbourhoods were also going to be able to park here in future, and we have never been consulted on this matter.
Please can the Council take steps either to divide zone up into smaller areas along the railway line, or use some other method to bring back the benefit that we voted for.

Started by: Philip Wells (London Road LAT)

This ePetition ran from 15/06/2018 to 25/06/2018 and has now finished.

16 people signed this ePetition.

Council response

Response provided at the Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee on 26 June 2018:

“Thank you for your petition and I’m sorry to hear about the parking problems being encountered and I think it is the case that these schemes need to be reviewed after they’ve been in operation for a length of time.
Members of this Committee agreed a timetable up to 2020/21 in October last year which includes reviews of new parking schemes and we gave permission to those parking schemes, most notably in the Hanover & Elm Grove area on the basis that they would be reviewed after a year of their operation so we have to honour that commitment .
The timetable is based on a number of factors including the need to plan the extensive consultation work in the areas agreed which puts a lot of pressure on officers both at a project management and senior level.
However, we will be reviewing this timetable in light of recent requests and an update report will be presented to the ETS Committee next year which will include a review of Area J”.


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