“Council Response to HEGLAT Query on Inconsistencies in Road Widths between HEG and Lewes Rd Triangle Zone”
During the 2010 consultation within the Hanover & Elm grove (H&EG)area, concerns were raised from the fire service over the proposals to introduce parking on both sides of the carriageway. They ultimately outlined that they require a 3.1 carriageway width due to the length of the roads in the area if parking is on both sides.
The comparison drawn up between the roads within the HEGLAT survey does not factor in the vast difference in the road lengths between those in the Lewes Road Triangle (LRT) and those in H&EG. A number of roads in the LRT area were also subject to a historical formal parking arrangement going back a number of years which was drafted into LRT CPZ detailed design. The emergency services were consulted on the proposals and chose not to comment which resulted in the design there is currently.
Following comments and concerns made regarding the amount of parking available during the current consultation the Council have identified potential further spaces following site visits with the Road Safety team and taking into account the previous comments from the Fire service. However,
Residents should base their vote on the proposals within the consultation as any additional parking or changes would be reported to Committee in detail in March 2017 following requests during the consultation (such as more parking wanted and /or requests for one way streets).
If any form of resident parking scheme is approved there will be a further opportunity for residents to comment on the design of the scheme when the formal traffic order with detailed measurements is advertised with a 21 day consultation period in the spring / early Summer. __________________________________
Joint Acting Head of Parking & Network Operations
Brighton & Hove City Council
Meeting Monday 9th January 2017 – CANCELLED
Details of meeting date to be advised
Minutes of the Meeting 7th November 2016 held at the Edge Community Centre .
Dates of Forthcoming Meetings including Special Parking Consultation Meetings
|Monday 5th December||Elm Grove North||Elm Grove School – 7pm|
|Tuesday 6th December||Pankhurst||The Edge Pankhurst Avenue – 7pm|
|Wednesday 7th December||HEGLAT – General||The Hanover Pub – 7pm|
|Thursday 8th||Hanover Central (Albion Hill to Elm Grove)||The Hanover Community Centre– 7pm|
|Tuesday 13th December||Council Parking Exhibition – All Residents||Milton Road Hall 10am-8pm|
|Wednesday 14th December||(Top Triangle – Carlyle, Arnold, Lynton, Baxter & Cromwell Streets||The Hanover Pub – 7pm|
Parking Consultation Frequently Asked Questions http://wp.me/P1H9jH-oT
Council confirm timetable for Parking consultation http://wp.me/P1H9jH-kD
Reminder of the representation made to the Council .
As the result of the transport and parking survey undertaken by residents via Hanover & Elm Grove Local Action Team (HEGLAT), with 1101 surveys returned, we the residents, now ask Brighton & Hove City Council to undertake the development of a mutually agreed proposal. This is to be followed by a consultation on a Controlled Parking Zone in the area, based on the Community Parking Plan as devised and proposed by the residents and HEGLAT. The outline of this Community Parking Plan having already been discussed with, and positively and constructively received by council officers and councillors in meetings prior to this representation.”
HMO’s Update – ‘We seem to be getting somewhere’ – July 2016
Checking on whether a HMO is licensed – How to Guide available https://heglat.wordpress.com/?page_id=1592&preview=true
More success enforcing our planning policies. There have been 3 appeals recently dismissed:
22 St Mary Magdalene St – link to press release here:
Also dismissed were appeals on 69 Ewhurst Road and 45 Newmarket Street.
The inspector at 69 Ewhurst extended the notice period until the end of the year. The Council’s Trading Standards officer has written to the letting agency ensuring that they know the property can’t be let as an HMO beyond that time.
COUNCIL PRESS releases
University’s city shopfront open for business
The information centre, at 91 Lewes Road near Sainsbury’s at the Vogue Gyratory, provides a showcase for the University’s range of courses, its research expertise and displays of student work.
Open Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm, the centre is a point of contact for engaging with current students, local residents, businesses, future university students, parents and teachers.
HEGLAT would encourage all residents in our area to use this shopfront as a place where you can call in if you have any issues with students, student behaviour and HMOs.
STREET IMPROVEMENTS SURVEY
The survey http://wp.me/P1H9jH-ow can be downloaded and edited by someone who would like to be a street rep and take responsibility for surveying the residents of their own street to get more ideas about how their street can be improved. Completed surveys can be handed in at HEGLAT meetings or to HEGLAT representatives.