ePetition - Stanmer Park Road Parking

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Stanmer Park Road Parking

We the undersigned petition Brighton & Hove Council to undertake a consultation in Stanmer Park Road for a parking scheme due to the ongoing negative impact on local residents to park near their homes due to the neighbouring parking zones.

Stanmer Park Road was severely impacted by the introduction of Zone J, Zone F, Fiveways and Zone G, Ditchling Gardens and Hollingbury Road in 2016 due it being the nearest road to Fiveways without resident permits (please see previous petition by Emma Rompani in August 2016).

Since the previous petition the parking conditions have deteriorated on Stanmer Park Road with car users from across the city parking their cars either to commute to work, to shop at Fiveways or park their mobile homes or second cars to avoid parking ticket costs.

The impact is that at any time of day or night residents struggle to park anywhere near their homes which particularly impacts on the elderly, those with mobility issue and those with young children. Cars frequently double park overnight causing obstruction to emergency vehicles.

Other roads (Hollingdean Terrace, Dudley and Roedale Road) are now petitioning for permits and I request that Stanmer Park Road is considered alongside these for a consultation of a parking scheme in the area.

Started by: Emma Rompani

This ePetition ran from 07/03/2019 to 18/03/2019 and has now finished.

54 people signed this ePetition.

Council response

There is absolutely no proposal on the part of the Council to implement a residents parking scheme in your area. We certainly wouldn’t rush to do that without a full and proper consultation.
There are opposing views on the parking solution for certain areas while in other areas there are very clear cut requests for what people want.

There is currently a priority parking scheme timetable which runs up until 2020/21 and that includes all of the areas across the city where there is either a consultation proposed to start, a consultation actually happening, or parking schemes being implemented and some areas that are being reviewed. Those areas have all shown a strong desire for a parking consultation at the outset.

An update report is due to be presented to the ETS Committee on 8th October 2019 on the parking scheme timetable. We will ensure representations will be considered as part of this report alongside requests from other areas so what you said today will be taken into account.

Any parking consultation would allow officers to gauge the strength of opinion in areas on the options that might be available and as part of that consultation, people are encouraged to send in any other ideas, if they have them. If any consultation is taken forward it would be across a very wide area to capture as many views as possible but also to take into account, any potential displacement effect. As part of that, the full results including a road by road analysis would be included in a further report to allow this Committee to decide the way forward. The road by road analysis is simply that within a wider area, Councillors can see where there is more support than some areas than perhaps in others.

I understand the concerns regarding the car club bay in the Hollingdean area taking up additional space, but research suggests that for each car club car, the need for between five and eight privately owned vehicles may be removed. Car clubs can help to reduce congestion and relieve the pressure on parking spaces in residential areas.

 


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