The results of the Fiveways parking consultation have been published, you can view them and supporting documents under item 23 here.
In brief, the intention is to create a new controlled parking zone around Fiveways, bounded by Hollingbury Park Terrace, Hollingbury Terrace, Hythe Road, and extending north to include Osborne Road. The relevant map is Enc. 2 under item 23.
It is envisaged that the scheme will operate Mon-Sun, 9am – 8pm in this area and will be subject to statutory consultation. Free, limited stay bays will replace the pay and display bays by the shops on Preston Drove.
Fiveways Traders Association have launched a petition to allow up to 30 minutes free parking for their customers.
“We the undersigned petition Brighton & Hove Council to amend the Zone J pay and display parking scheme to allow free short term parking for customers visiting Preston Drove businesses. We are requesting specifically that free parking should be allowed for up to 30 minutes with no return within 2 hours
Introduction of Pay & Display parking in Preston Drove has had a detrimental impact on trade for businesses in the area.
We believe that allowing customers to park for free for the first 30 minutes of their stay will encourage shoppers to return to regular use of local shops. We understand that precedent has already been set, as such a scheme currently operates in Matlock Road.
We would hope that this option would also be considered when the new zoned parking to the North of Preston Drove is operational.”