Brighton and Hove News » Hollingdean residents reject parking controls

The size of a parking scheme in Hollingdean has been reduced after more than half the area voted against introducing controls.

In a consultation in April and May, residents were asked if they supported a range of options, including light touch, full controls or no scheme.

Thirty-eight out of 66 roads have said they want no checks – and so a new, smaller area is being designed by Brighton and Hove City Council.

But routes that voted against will be asked again in case they change their minds about the possibility of a ripple effect from a new area.

On Tuesday, the council’s environment, transport and sustainability committee agreed to take the next step of producing a detailed design for the smaller area.

They also approved phased proposals for parking schemes in the Roedean, Hallyburton Road, Withdean Road and Top Triangle areas.

A council spokesperson said: “The decision to consult on more detailed plans for a new controlled parking system in Hollingdean follows extensive consultation with area residents and businesses.

“Based on the results of the consultation, we will look at a smaller area than originally envisaged. The proposed system would operate Monday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

“With previous residents’ parking programs, there has sometimes been a ripple effect on the immediate area.

“With this in mind, we will also be writing to residents outside of the proposed scheme in the wider Hollingdean area.

“We want to make sure they are aware of the possible implications of not being included in a resident parking program before making a final decision.

“Following this, the next step is a more detailed consultation with residents which will go to the environment, transport and sustainable development committee to decide whether to move to another legal stage of consultation announcing a regulation order of the circulation.

The public consultation in Hollingdean, which took place between April 2022 and May 2022, sent a questionnaire to 3,585 properties and 1,053 responses were received.

The committee also accepted other recommendations as well as an amendment from Hanover and Elm Grove Councilor Elaine Hills to remove Carlyle Street from the proposals.

Routes still included in Hollingdean parking proposals:
Adams Close
Barnett Road
Davey Drive
Dudley Road
Dunster Close
Full ownership terrace
Harrington Square
Hertford Road
Hollingbury Crescent
Hollingbury Square
Hollingbury Rise
Hollingbury West Rise
Hollingdean Road
Hollingdean Terrace
Horton Road
Major closing
Payne Terrace
Bank career path
Roedale Road
Stanmer Park Road
Stanmer Villas
The crossroad
The link
Tintern Close
Upper Hollingdean Road
Waverley Crescent
Wigmore Close

Paths removed from parking plans after consultation:
Wheelbarrow Close
Barrows Hill
Crescent Beal
Brentwood Close
Brentwood Crescent
Brentwood Road
Burstead Close
Crespin Road
Florence square
Fountains Close
Golf Drive
Close Hinton
Hollingbury Road
Hollingdean Alley
Isfield Road
Lambourne Road
Lewes Road
Lip Hook Close
Lynchet Close
Lynchet down
March of the Lynchet
Melrose Close
Oldbury Row
Peace Close
The Madness of the Popes
Close Romsey
Salehurst Close
Shenfield Road
Stephens Road
Tavistock down
The ridge path
Thompson Road
Tintern Close
highland path
Wolverstone Drive

James V. Hayes