ePetition - Residential parking tarmac verge

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Residential parking tarmac verge

We the undersigned petition Brighton & Hove Council to Tarmac the grass verges along Birchgrove Crescent to provide parking for residents. Parking along Birchgrove Crescent has become increasingly difficult. Residents are having trouble finding parking spaces on the road and often resort to parking on the grass verges. These are now becoming in extremely poor condition and serve no purpose. We as residents propose removing the grass verges and tarmac them to provide much needed space.

Since yellow lines have been put down the flats - fat residents are having to park on the road birchgrove crescent which is leaving everyone on the street struggling for parking.
Coldean lane is an example of utilising the space positively providing parking for their residents.
The grass verges are poorly maintained as is.
We residents NEED parking.

This ePetition ran from 15/05/2021 to 20/09/2021 and has now finished.

22 people signed this ePetition.

Council response

Thank you for your petition. The highway is provided so that people can pass and repass in a safe manner and not as an area for parking, the verges are provided for various important reasons including to reduce run-off of rain and domestic water, and is a key method used for flood prevention on the road. There’s also aesthetics, drainage for footways and to help as a division between the carriageway and the footway, it is our policy not to harden off verges for these reasons.
Even if the City Council were to consider the proposal in this road, the cost of these works if we were to proceed would be prohibitive and include re-kerbing the road on both sides, excavating the banks and providing retaining structures on both sides, structurally improving the verges so that they could be parked upon safely, there is also no budget provision for this type of scheme. I am sorry I cannot support this request.


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