Rother Parking Proposals - Formal Consultation

Closed 27 Sep 2019

Opened 6 Sep 2019

Overview

In July we applied for permission to the Department for Transport (DfT) to introduce civil parking enforcement (CPE) across Rother district. It is a lengthy process and we do not anticipate it being introduced before April 2020, the exact date will depend on when we receive authorisation from DfT.

The application follows our work with Rother District Council (RDC) to improve parking enforcement in the district. By introducing CPE the following benefits can be achieved:

  • reduce and ease congestion,
  • improve traffic flow – benefitting the economy and the environment; and
  • maintain access for the emergency services.

Under legislation, all council operated parking schemes must be self-financing. This means income from council tax and business rates cannot be used to fund parking schemes. Parking income primarily comes from the cost of permits and pay and display parking charges. The charges proposed in Rother are the lowest we can set them to comply with the legislation and make sure we cover the set-up costs of introducing the scheme and operational costs of running it.                                                                         

Formal consultation

We are formally consulting on the proposed changes to parking restrictions in Rother.

We informally consulted on changes to the parking restrictions at the end of last year and into the beginning of this year. We have considered all the feedback and drawn up the final proposals. A report on the outcome of the informal consultation can be found at the link below.

https://consultation.eastsussex.gov.uk/economy-transport-environment/parkingrother2018/

Why We Are Consulting

We want to hear your views on the proposals.

The proposals are shown in the plans in the 'Related documents' section at the bottom of this page.

Please take the time to look at these carefully.

If you do or do not agree with the proposals you can provide your feedback by completing the survey below, by email or in writing. For your support or objection to be fully considered you need to:

  • tell us which drawing you are objecting to or supporting,
  • explain the reasons, 
  • ensure it is received before the end of the day on 27 September 2019

Responses to the informal consultation are not carried forward into the formal consultation. Anyone that responded to the informal consultation and would like their feedback to be considered again will need to take part in this consultation.

After the closing date of 27 September 2019 we will process all responses.

Any responses received will be carefully considered. If there are any unresolved objections, we will include them in a report to be presented to Planning Committee.

We will write to you closer to the time to advise of the meeting date and time. You may also have an opportunity to speak at the planning committee, details will be included when we write to you. The Committee will consider all objections and will then decide whether to abandon or modify the proposals, or to install them as proposed.

We will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Please contact us by email to parking.rother@eastsussex.gov.uk or telephone 01323 464010.

Thank you for your interest in this consultation and for taking the time to look at the proposals.

Areas

  • Rother

Audiences

  • Anybody with an interest

Interests

  • Traffic Regulation Orders