Will Brighton Lose Its Last Free Parking Areas In The City?
We all know how much of a pain it can be to find a parking spot in the streets of Brighton and usually, when you are lucky enough to squeeze into one before the other car pulls in, you will end up paying far more than you wanted. At the moment, the areas around Elm Grove and Craven Vale, as well as Hanover, are pretty much the only unregulated parking areas in the city, but that could change in October!
Following a large-scale consultation of the residents around the areas, the Brighton and Hove City Council could introduce new resident parking schemes this October. It is now up to the Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee. If the schemes are accepted, this will mean the end of free on-street parking in the city centre.
The project has been set into motion by local residents who have expressed their concerns about not being able to access their homes anymore. When being questioned about a regulatory parking scheme, the majority of the residents in all the three areas was in favor of the parking scheme.
If approved by the committee on 27th June, the scheme will impose the following regulations. The area south of and some streets in the North West of Elm Street, as well as the Craven Vale area, will turn into a resident parking area seven days a week from 9 am to 8 pm.
There also are plans for a ‘light touch’ scheme which will see permits required for the slots between 11 am and 12 noon and 6 pm and 7 pm on workdays in other Elm Grove Streets. It is next Tuesday that the committee will take a decision about the planned schemes. If adopted, they will run for a trial period of twelve to eighteen months before being reviewed.
Featured image taken from here.