To: Brighton and Hove Council - Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee

Surrenden Area Parking Campaign

Surrenden Area Parking Campaign

Please introduce a controlled parking scheme to the extended Surrenden area so that residents can park close to their homes, children can cross roads safely, visibility for drivers is improved, and out of area commuter, recreational and commercial vehicles are not parked on a long term basis.

Why is this important?

There is high parking demand in the Surrenden area. Within easy walking distance of the main A23 and Preston Park Station, non-resident commuters have parked for free in local streets for many years. Around 7,000 pupils and staff attend local schools. The recent implementation of controlled parking zones in nearby streets has added significantly to these pressures by displacing large numbers of non-resident commuter, commercial and recreational vehicles seeking long-stay parking from streets elsewhere in Brighton. Parking for local residents is now very hard to find. Pedestrians and school children are placed at risk, crossing busy roads between high-sided vehicles and finding corners, crossings, ramps and corners obscured by poorly parked cars. Action needs to be taken soon.

Surrenden Area, Brighton

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Reasons for signing

  • I live at 22 Bavant Road and even though I have a driveway cannot park in it at times. My guests and workman often cannot park in my road. There is a nursery for young children in my road and often those parents cannot safely drop off their children. People have parked over my driveway whilst they have gone on holiday making it impossible for me to get out. I was unable to get my car out because a commuter booked my drive way and I was unable to take my daughter to her GCSE exam.
  • The parking issue is not caused by residents but by commuters and people using Preston Park railway station - often to go on holiday from Gatwick Airport. It is also used by people using Preston Park who do not want to pay for parking in the park and others in zonal areas who don't want to purchase permits.
  • I used to live in Brighton and it was always difficult to park in your own street.

Updates

2018-01-13 16:40:01 +0000

500 signatures reached

2017-12-03 12:04:25 +0000

100 signatures reached

2017-11-27 10:02:32 +0000

50 signatures reached

2017-11-24 14:37:41 +0000

25 signatures reached

2017-11-23 20:32:41 +0000

10 signatures reached