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3 Jan - 17 Feb 2020
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Car-free Brighton in 2023? Please don't turn Surrenden into an accidental car-park
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CAR FREE CENTRAL BRIGHTON IN 2023?
Following a unanimous vote, the Council is now giving serious consideration to making central Brighton 'car free' in 2023. This is an ambitious scheme that raises the possibility of significant benefits, but in respect of which a careful technical evaluation is required. What is clear however is, if such a policy were to be approved, residential streets without parking controls within walking distance or with good public transport links to the city centre would be likely become the primary target location for parking by visitors to the city.
We say to the City Council: be ambitious but effective. Carry out a proper city wide traffic and parking study to inform the design of your proposals. Don't dump your parking problems in residential streets as a quick fix.
We say to Surrenden Area residents: this is another example of how rapidly the pressures for non-residents to park in our area could rise. We have got a chance to safeguard our streets in 2020. Vote for a parking scheme now and avoid becoming an unplanned car park in 2023!
For more information see the Argus.
2020: NEW YEAR - NEW CONSULTATION
Brighton and Hove City Council are consulting Surrenden Area Residents about a possible parking scheme.
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From Monday, January 6th, local residents should receive their own hard copy of the consultation letter. At this point, individuals will be asked to respond to three questions:
is a residents parking scheme required;
what type of scheme (full scheme or light touch) is preferred; and
the hours of operation?
The FAQs on this website provide useful information about the types of scheme and hours of operation. Responses to the Council's consultation can be submitted in writing or via the on-line questionnaire.
The Council has emailed us to clarify that they are seeking one response per household. Paper consultation documents are shortly to be provided to households. If you respond online there is is no need to return the paper consultation form.
Important Update: Please Submit Only One Form: Others Will Not Be Counted!
A number of residents have emailed us to say that because there are no limitations on the number of times that the online form can be completed, they have completed it more than once, or have sent in a paper and an online form 'to be on the safe side'. Please do not do this. Council Officers have advised us that they will only count one response per eligible household. If your household submits several responses that all say the same thing, then no great harm is done: your household response will be recorded as one vote. However, if there are several responses that say different things, no response will be counted. If there are two or more responses where the responses differ, the Council have advised us that they will remove them both/ all because they don’t know the intention of the household. The only safe way to respond is to discuss your vote as a household, and make sure that all of your family's or housemate's views are taken into account in just one response.
Do you live in the area but have not received the Council's consultation pack? It helps us to know what's going on. Email us and we'll chase the Council.
The consultation closes on 17 February 2020.
The results will be presented to the ETS Committee on Tuesday, 17 March 2020. If the results are in favour of a residents parking scheme, the Council officers will begin a detailed design phase. This will also be submitted to the local residents in a further consultation exercise, which will take place in the summer of this year.
Local Election Results: Ward Councillors
On 2 May 2019, Brighton and Hove went to the polls in local elections. The results have led to a significant shift in the Surrenden Area, which is now represented by 3 Green Councillors for Withdean Ward. Preston Park Ward on our doorstep is also represented by 3 Green Councillors.
Our new Withdean representatives are:
Cllr Steve Davis (Green)
Cllr Jamie Lloyd (Green)
Cllr Sarah Nield (Green)
Preston Park is represented by:
Cllr Amy Heley (Green)
Cllr Siriol Hugh-Jones (Green)
Cllr Leo Littman (Green) (re-elected)
You can contact our Withdean representatives and the leadership team for the Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee here.
SAPC is a non-political campaign, committed to working with elected representatives of all parties. We have written to our newly elected Councillors and they have agreed to meet. We said in our letter that good parking solutions are important to our community in terms of road safety, access to education, the quality of our local environment and quality of life. They agree... so here's hoping we can build some practical solutions together.
Use our revised letter template file to write to members of the ETS committee that makes decisions about roads and parking. More details here...
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