Silverhill parking review 2015 - initial consultation

Closed 7 Aug 2015

Opened 17 Jul 2015

Results updated 16 Sep 2015

We were asked to consult on the introduction of a permit parking scheme in the Silverhill area of St Leonards.

Feedback from the consultation shows that there is an overwhelming majority of people who do not want this to be introduced. A copy of the report showing a summary of the responses is available below.

Permit schemes are only introduced where there is support from local residents and businesses. Following the results of this survey we will not be progressing with this scheme.

Thank you for contributing to this consultation.



We have received requests for new parking controls in the Silverhill area of Hastings. Local residents say they experience difficulties parking near their homes due to workers or local businesses leaving their vehicles parked all day.

We try to manage the needs of all users and are informally consulting on proposals to introduce shared parking bays to this area.

The shared parking bays will be available to permit holders without a time limit and to anyone else for a period of up to two hours.

The proposed permit scheme will operate from Monday to Saturday between 8am and 6pm. Each qualifying household will be able to purchase up to two annual resident permits, expected to cost £35 for the first permit and £56 for the second permit. Permits would also be available for visitors.A two hour visitors permit would cost 80p and a five hour permit would cost £2. These will be available in books of ten permits. Non permit holders will be able to park for up to two hours free of charge.

Businesses requiring use of their vehicles throughout the day would be able to buy scratchcard permits. A five hour permit would cost £4 and a ten hour permit would cost £10. These will also be available in books of ten permits.


Why your views matter

The proposals follow requests from local residents who want new controls to be introduced. There are also areas where safety or access issues have been identified and it will be necessary to introduce restrictions such as yellow lines.

We want to hear your views on the consultation.

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

Thank you for taking the time to respond to this consultation.

What happens next

After the closing date of 7 August 2015 we will process all responses.

Depending on the level of support for the proposals we will decide one of the following ways forward.

  1. If there is a low level of support for the proposals there will be no further action.
  2. If there are a high number of suggested alternatives, these will be considered. We will then change the proposals before undertaking formal consultation.
  3. If there is a high level of support for the proposals, detailed plans will be drawn up and further consultation will take place. If this further consultation shows that the majority of loca addresses support the introduction of the scheme, a draft Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) will be written and advertised allowing 21 days for formal consultation. If there are no objections the restrictions will be introduced and the draft TRO made permanent. If objections are received, we will need to consider these and present a report to Planning Committee for a decision.




  • Hastings


  • Anybody with an interest


  • Traffic Regulation Orders