Horsham parking under scrutiny

Parking in Horsham will top the agenda at the forthcoming North Horsham County Local Committee meeting.

The committee will discuss the future of an experimental Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) for East Street, Horsham, following the conclusion of the formal consultation period.

The TRO, which was initially approved in March, restricted access to all vehicles in East Street and Market Square during the core shopping hours (10.30am and 4.30pm).

It also included the relocation of designated loading bays and parking spaces for blue badge holders.

After receiving a number of objections to the current scheme, the Committee will be considering the future of the TRO.

Committee Chairman Brad Watson OBE said: “We have received a lot of feedback on the experimental TRO in Horsham.

“It has been interesting to find out how the residents and traders have viewed the changes.

“While some of this has been positive, we have also received some objections and therefore it is imperative that we consider all of our options before reaching a decision.

“These are to revert back to the original TRO which allows access to disabled users and for loading at all times of the day or consider a different TRO.

“Alternatively we could proceed to a Public Inquiry where an Independent Inspector would be appointed to consider the representations and recommend how to proceed.”

Other items on the agenda include Horsham Bus Station, the latest round of applications for Community Initiative Funding and the ‘Talk with Us’ open forum.

The Committee will meet on Monday 17 December, at 7pm, in the Main Conference Room at County Hall North, Chart Way, Horsham, RH12 1XH.