Residents quizzed over East Grinstead parking plans

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RESIDENTS of East Grinstead are being asked for their views on changes to Controlled Parking Zones (CPZ).

Following a public consultation and series of exhibitions held in the autumn last year, West Sussex County Council is now aiming to get a wide range of comments.

The proposals also include some new roads added to the existing scheme.

A CPZ is an area of streets where parking is controlled through the day.

Residents, local businesses and their visitors are given priority to park by purchasing permits or vouchers.

The county council says this can also improve road safety, reduce congestion and prevent obstructions to private driveways by removing indiscriminate parking.

Pieter Montyn, West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, said: “After listening to the comments received during the consultation period we believe these proposals will help to improve parking arrangements in the town.

“The aim is to reduce congestion and access difficulties and free the roads up from all-day parking by commuters and shoppers to improve traffic flow.”

Notices have been put up in each of the affected roads. Plans of the proposals are available to view at East Grinstead Library, East Grinstead Town Council and Mid Sussex District Council. People can also see them on the County Council website – www.westsussex.gov.uk.

The closing date for comments on the proposals is February 16.

The proposals are to:

Extend the existing CPZ in East Grinstead town centre and introduce waiting restrictions on lengths of Brooklands Way, Copyhold Road, Garden Wood Road, Green Hedges Avenue, Mason Close, Moat Road, St Agnes Road, St John’s Road, St Michael’s Road, Tower Close and West Hill.

Make amendments to the existing parking and waiting restrictions in the CPZ on lengths of Cantelupe Road, Chequer Road, Crescent Road, Dallaway Gardens, De La Warr Road, Fairfield Road, Garland Road, Grosvenor Road, High Street, Hurst Farm Road, London Road, Maypole Road, Park Road, Portland Road, Queen’s Road and St James’ Road.

Introduce double yellow lines on lengths of Buckhurst Way, Chestnut Close, Estcots Drive, Felbridge Close, Hurst Farm Road, St Michael’s Road and Turners Hill Road.

Introduce waiting restrictions (single yellow lines) on lengths of Cranston Road, Crossways Avenue, Harvest Hill, Hurst Farm Road, Keats Place, Kipling Way, Milton Crescent, Parkside, Shelley Road, The Brontes and The Jordans.