Parking zone proposed for Hove Park

Cllr Gill Mitchell
Cllr Gill Mitchell

Brighton and Hove City Council is consulting with residents and businesses around Hove Park over a proposed ‘light touch’ parking scheme for the area.

The proposals are for parking restrictions on Monday to Friday, from 9am to 10am and 1pm to 2pm.

The council has sent leaflets to more than 1,000 households following initial consultation in June last year.

Of those who responded 62 per cent said they wanted a scheme in the proposed area, with 76 per cent expressing a preference for ‘light touch’ and 70 per cent saying they would prefer it to operate on weekdays only.

Cllr Gill Mitchell, chair of the city’s environment, transport and sustainability committee, said: “The council has been receiving numerous complaints from residents in the Hove Park area about parking problems and we hope as many as possible will take part in the consultation.

“The proposed scheme aims to improve safety, traffic flow and access as well as making it easier for residents to park. If the scheme goes ahead we will also look at measures to alleviate any displacement parking in surrounding areas.”

The council said it hopes the restrictions, if agreed, would address double parking in the area, and parking on pavements and double yellow lines. It also wants to improve safety for pedestrians, traffic flow and access for emergency vehicles.

Residents have until Monday, May 28 to express their views at www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/hoveparking