Residents’ views sought on West Hove parking zone

Cllr Gill Mitchell SUS-170222-072627001
Cllr Gill Mitchell SUS-170222-072627001

A consultation on ‘the finer details’ of a proposed parking scheme in West Hove will begin next week.

Brighton and Hove City Council said residents voted ‘strongly in favour’ of a light touch parking scheme – with restrictions in force for two periods each day.

The latest consultation will ask for views on how parking spaces and yellow lines would be arranged in the street.

The consultation area is bounded by Worcester Villas in the west, Kingsway in the south, Woodhouse Road in the east and the railway in the north.

The council is proposing restrictions for non-residents operate from 11am until midday and 6pm to 7pm.

Residents had narrowly favoured a Monday to Friday scheme, but following agreement by councillors at the environment committee, the council is proposing it operates all week to avoid displacement from seven-day schemes nearby.

Consultation documents including a detailed map should start landing on over 2,500 doormats from April 20, the council said.

Cllr Gill Mitchell, chair of the environment committee, said: “Residents parking schemes are only introduced in response to residents’ wishes. This stage of consultation offers residents a chance to fine-tune the scheme so that it works best for them in each street. Satisfaction with parking schemes is overwhelmingly positive and I would expect this one to improve the neighbourhood.”