Upperton parking review 2015

Closed 3 Jul 2015

Opened 12 Jun 2015

Results Updated 7 Oct 2015

We have now had the opportunity to look at and consider all the responses. On balance there does not appear to be enough support to take the scheme forward to the formal Traffic Regulation Order stage.

Some locations in the Upperton area have been identified where we do feel changes are needed. These are:  

  • St Annes Road – limited waiting bays outside the vets
  • Enys Road – limited waiting bay outside the doctor’s
  • Lewes Road – small extension of double yellow lines to aid safety and visibility
  • Commercial Road – change from permit holders only to shared use (where permit holders can park without time limit, and anyone else can park for up to three hours free of charge)
  • Wharf Road – provision of additional permit holder bays.

 

These will be included in the current review of parking in Eastbourne. We are preparing the formal documents and are expecting to advertise the proposals towards the end of October.

Thank you for your interest in this consultation.

Overview

We have received many requests for new parking controls in the Upperton area of Eastbourne. Local residents say they experience difficulties parking near their homes due to commuters and workers parkng in the area and 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. Local businesses who need their vehicles will also be able to buy up to six permits to park in this area.

The proposed permit scheme will operate from Monday to Friday between 8am and 6pm (Monday to Saturday in Wharf Road). Each qualifying household will be able to purchase up to two annual resident permits, expected to cost £25 for the first permit and £75 for the second. Permits would also be available for visitors to park without time limit. 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 up to six permits. The expected cost is £220 per year for one zone and £420 per year for all zones.

Why We Are Consulting

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

We want to hear your views on the proposals. Your feedback will help us decide whether the proposals need to be modified before formal changes are advertised.

Thank you for taking the time to look at these proposals.

What Happens Next

After the closing date of 3 July 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 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.

 

 

Areas

  • Eastbourne

Audiences

  • Anybody with an interest

Interests

  • Traffic Regulation Orders