Some Hollingdean residents who own cars may have found a flyer on their vehicle in the last week referring to resident parking charges. A bit confused – as not aware of any consultation on parking, Hollingdean News asked our local councillor Tracey Hill if there was any more information on this.
In July 2017 a public meeting to consider parking in Hollingdean was held, attended by over 100 residents. The majority were against permit parking – full note of the meeting can be seen Parking_meeting_July17.
More recently, some residents of Hollingdean Terrace, Dudley and Roedale Roads have become increasingly concerned about difficulties parking – citing use of streets by vans parked for months and people working nearby leaving their cars in the streets during the day.
A petition has been set up asking for support from those who want permit parking, which should be considered at the next meeting of the council transport committee.
In response to this second petition is now live circulated by residents who oppose permit parking.
There is a car club space at the bottom of Hollingdean Terrace, mentioned in the pro permit petition. The space has been there for years but not used or enforced. The car club have agreed to put a car there to see if there’s demand for it. If the club car is used it has the potential to take other cars off the road so could help ease parking problems.
The petitions are likely to be considered at BHCC Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee meeting on 19th of March – the agenda is not yet published.
Assuming the issue is discussed at the council meeting we will update you on the committees’ views.
For permit parking to be introduced in any area in Brighton and Hove there has to be a public consultation so everyone impacted would be asked for their views – given there are people both in favour and against permit parking.
Tracey has also heard that shops in the Dip might be interested in petitioning to introduce 1 hour parking at the Dip, to prevent people parking in front of the shops for days or weeks at a time. If you have a view about that I’d be interested in hearing from it. If there’s a petition, Tracey will be asked for a view as a ward councillor so your responses would be appreciated.
You can see what happens at the March committee here.
If you have any views on these issues, let our local councillor Tracey Hill know – firstname.lastname@example.org .