Councillor Jeane Lepper, Labour and Co-operative Party Councillor for Hollingdean and Stanmer is urging residents in the Fiveways area to make sure the Council knows their views about a proposed new residents-only parking scheme for the area.
Jeane says, “Although this plan will have a major impact on all residents and businesses in the Fiveways area, the Council is only consulting people living in the area the scheme will cover, despite a request from me earlier this year that there should be wider consultation.
“The plan is to extend an existing residents-only scheme north of London Road Station to include all the roads bounded by Springfield Road, Ditchling Road and Stanford Avenue. The eastern side of Ditchling Road as far as Fiveways and Ditchling Gardens will also be included.
“I have been contacted by residents living in Hollingbury Road, Hollingbury Park Avenue, parts of Ditchling Road not included in the scheme and in the Hollingdean Dip who will not be consulted. Understandably they are concerned about the scheme’s knock-on effect, displacing parking to their streets and elsewhere in the Fiveways area.
“There is already great pressure on parking around Fiveways. It has popular shops, cafes and restaurants and many houses have been converted into flats and student lets with often more than one resident’s car per house.
“The Council should be looking at this wider impact, especially as earlier this year they set up a Citywide parking review. Why they want to push ahead with this plan before that review is completed is unclear.
“I hope all residents will attend the exhibitions at the Methodist Church (junction of Stanford Avenue and Southdown Avenue) 1.30-5.30 on 25th October and 3.30-7.30 on 26th October to find out more.
“It is also important that residents of the Ward I represent on the Council – who are not being consulted – send their views to Brighton and Hove Council, Room 501, King’s House, Grand Avenue, Hove BN3 2LS by 9th November. “