Hastings borough (West Hill area) - Resident Parking Scheme 2019 - initial consultation

Opens 22 Mar 2019

Closes 12 Apr 2019


Last year we received a petition requesting the introduction of a resident only permit parking scheme in your area. This is because of parking difficulties caused by local workers, businesses, and other visitors leaving their vehicles parked all day.

We want to seek your views on parking in your road and whether you would support the introduction of a resident only permit parking scheme.

The proposed scheme will operate Monday to Saturday between 9am and 8pm. Each qualifying household will be able to purchase up to two annual resident permits, expected to cost £75 for the first permit and £125 for the second.

Each household can buy up to 100 visitor permits each year costing 80p each for a two hour permit or £2 each for a five hour permit, even if they do not hold a resident parking permit themselves.

Visitor permits are available in books of ten and are not transferable, exchangeable, or refundable.

Non permit holders will not be able to park during the hours of operation.

Why We Are Consulting

We are asking for your views on the proposal.

We are still at an early stage and no decisions have yet been made. We would like to know if you think the introduction of such a scheme would be beneficial to your area and your comments will help us reach a decision about whether to proceed with the proposal.

If a majority of responses to this consultation are in favour of a permit scheme we will draw up detailed plans and consult with you again in May 2019 before any formal changes are advertised.

We believe that parking schemes are beneficial to residents and businesses but there are some points you should be aware of:

  • There will be no free all-day parking for non permit holders.
  • Money raised will pay for administration, enforcement and maintenance costs of the scheme, any surplus has to be spent on improving transport facilities in the area.
  • Preventing dangerous, obstructive and inconsiderate parking often improves traffic flow around the area.
  • There will be better access for emergency vehicles and public transport.
  • There will be improved safety for all road users and reduced congestion from circulating traffic.
  • The total amount of space available for parking may be reduced as yellow lines may be needed near junctions.  
  • Permit and time restrictions will only apply during the hours of control. The number of permits issued will be limited and depending on demand a waiting list may be operated.
  • Having a permit will not guarantee a parking space.
  • Not all properties will be eligible for a permit, such as properties on private roads or developments with off street parking.

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Give Us Your Views

This consultation will open on 22 Mar 2019. Please come back on or after this date to give us your views.


  • Hastings


  • Anyone from any background


  • Traffic Regulation Orders