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We have now had the March meeting of the Environment, Transport and Sustainability (ETS) committee and the recommendations for a CPZ in HEG have been passed with some amendments:

A Full Scheme CPZ in the area south of Elm Grove (Hanover central and including the southern section of EG) and streets in the North West section along Lewes Rd up to the gyratory for seven days a week from 9am to 8pm. This scheme to have some shared Pay & Display spaces.

A Light Touch CPZ in the area north of Elm Grove from Bonchurch Rd up to the top of Elm Grove and including Pankhurst and the Top Triangle, also including Hartington Rd, for Monday to Friday only with restricted hours between 11am-12 noon and 6pm-7pm. This scheme to have a limited number of exclusive Pay & Display spaces. The reason they are Exclusive P&D is that residents in this zone will still have nine hours a day when visitors can park for free.

The proposed shared parking on Freshfield Road will now be for resident permit only to increase parking availability in Pankhurst; with further consideration given to finding some more parking in Firle, Glynde and Clayton Roads and a report made back to the next ETS in June.

Council officers will arrange a further meeting with reps from residents associations in Pankhurst, Elm Grove and Top Triangle areas to discuss any possible refinements and improvements to the scheme ahead of the Traffic Order being published and report back to the nest ETS meeting.

The Road Safety Team will investigate options to reduce speeding/racing along Pankhurst Avenue and to consider concerns raised by residents about increased potential speeding in Firle, Glynde and Clayton Roads should the proposed double yellow lines be installed, and report back to ETS.

A trial scheme will be piloted allowing businesses to buy a number of visitor permits in order to offset the potential adverse impacts of a CPZ. Permit costs will be as currently advertised on the council website. Visitors permits will be allowed as per existing schemes. https://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/content/parking-and-travel/parking/parking-permits Residents with Traders Permits applicable until 5pm will be able to park for free for unlimited time in nearby pay & display bays. ie. when returning home from work etc.

HEGLAT knows that even after nearly four years of hard work, these schemes are not perfect and will not suit everyone – that would never be able to happen – but we have managed to negotiate, push and argue with the council (and upset a few people) and whilst some issues are still to be resolved we have made considerable changes to a standard council CPZ. Several of the things listed above simply wouldn’t have been in these recommendations had we not held them to task. Nobody has ever been offered them before now. Watch this space for more info in the coming couple of months. HEGLAT

 

Minutes of Meeting 6th February 2017

https://heglat.wordpress.com/meetings/lat-meetings-2017/minutes-of-the-meeting-6th-february-2017/

Parking Consultation Timeline (update February 2017)

March 14th 2017 – Transport Committee final approval

21 Days Traffic orders  – during this time further comments can be accepted

Summer 2017 – Implementation works (where approvals given)

Autumn 2017 Operational Start (where approvals given)

Representations and petitions from residents to the March Committee can be sent in at any time up to one week before the meeting.

Please send to john.peel@brighton-gov.gov.uk in the Democratic Services Department at BHCC.

For further information email the Chair Charis Taylor at greysland@sky.com

 

HMO’s Planning check February 2017 

Check 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

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“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. __________________________________

Charles  Field

Joint Acting Head of Parking & Network Operations

Transport

Brighton & Hove City Council


Dates of Forthcoming Meetings including Special Parking Consultation Meetings

Date Resident Audience Venue
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.”

22 St Mary Magdalene St – link to press release here:

http://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/content/press-release/government-tells-another-brighton-landlord-shut-student-house-0

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.

New link

COUNCIL PRESS releases

 

University’s city shopfront open for business

Sussex Uni 91 Lewes Rd
T
he University of Sussex has opened a permanent city-centre shopfront in Lewes Road, Brighton.

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. 
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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.

U of Sussex seeks residents Views

University of Sussex Private Sector Workshops

We have finalised dates for our Private Sector Housing Workshops we will be running, aimed at giving students who will be starting to think about private sector housing for next year, the information and advice they need.

We have changed the format this year to include interactive workshops around different aspects of living in the private sector.

I will be helping to run our community workshop desk and part of this we hope will include a member of the community from different areas around Brighton to chat to students about living in their area, what’s good about it and general advice about settling in to the area.

We would be very interested in having someone from the LAT to attend one or more of the workshops.

The dates and location on campus of the workshops are:

November

  • Monday 21st November- 5.30pm- 7.30pm – Fulton 104
  • Thursday 24th November- 1.30pm- 3.30pm –Fulton 104
  • Monday 28th November- 5.30pm-7.30pm- Jubilee 118

 

December

  • Thursday 1st December- 5.30pm-7.30pm- Jubilee 118
  • Tuesday 6th December- 5.30pm-7.30pm- Futon 104
  • Thursday 8th December- 1.30pm-3.30pm- Fulton 104
  • Thursday 8th December- 5.30pm-7.30pm- Jubilee 115

Please can you let me know if this is something that would be possible and if so which one you will be able to attend?

Kind regards,

Lucy Walker,

Housing Officer (Information and Advice),

University of Sussex Information Centre,

91 Lewes Road,

Brighton,

BN2 3HZ

Open Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm

E: Lucy.Walker@Sussex.ac.uk

T: +44 (0) 1273 690405

www.facebook.com/UoSInfoCentre

www.sussex.ac.uk/accommodation

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