Crawley parking restrictions considered

PARKING restriction proposals for Pound Hill South in Crawley are to be discussed later this month.

Members of the East Crawley County Local Committee are set to decide whether to introduce parking restrictions in some roads in Pound Hill South to combat the rise of rail commuters parking in residential areas.

A lack of available spaces in the Three Bridges Station car park has meant more people parking in the nearby streets with the knock-on effect of a reduced amount of available parking for local people.

During the meeting on Wednesday, May 23, members will consider the responses to a consultation held in March this year on the proposals and decide whether or not to approve a modified scheme.

This could mean parking in some roads in Pound Hill South will be limited to resident or visitor parking permits only.

Chairman Richard Burrett said: “On-street parking by rail commuters is a serious problem for local residents and these proposals will go some way towards dealing with the problem. However, we have made it very clear that a Controlled Parking Zone will only be introduced in those roads where the majority of residents have indicated that they are in favour of such a scheme.”

Among other issues members will allocate grants that support the Prevention and Wellbeing agenda. Applications have been received from 25 organisations.

They will also consider a proposed pedestrian crossing on Worth Park Avenue between Briarswood Close / Mereworth Drive and Woodlands.

The meeting will be held in The Longley Room at Crawley Library, starting at 7pm.