Parking plan for East Grinstead - more time given

REVISED plans to introduce a new Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) in parts of East Grinstead are being re-advertised by West Sussex County Council.

The council is asking for further comments from the public following a recent meeting of the North Mid Sussex County Local Committee.

During the meeting a number of representations were made by residents who felt parts of the scheme needed reviewing or extending.

In particular, residents of Crossways Avenue, Parkside and Hurst Farm Avenue were concerned that vehicles would displace into their roads if the proposals were implemented as they stood.

The Committee subsequently decided proposals for Brooklands Way, Copyhold Road, Garden Wood Road, Hurst Farm Road, West Hill, Campbell Crescent, Crossways Avenue, Garden Wood Road, Turners Hill Road, Blount Avenue, Crossways Avenue, Parkside and Fairfield Road should be formally re-advertised.

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. This can also improve road safety, reduce congestion and prevent obstructions to private driveways by removing indiscriminate parking.

Christine Field, Chairman of North Mid-Sussex County Local Committee, said: “We have listened to the comments received from residents in these roads and have put forward revised proposals which we hope will help improve the parking situation.

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

From April 12 site notices will be erected in each of the roads affected and plans of the revised proposals are to be made available at East Grinstead Library and East Grinstead Town Council. These will also be available to view on the TRO (Traffic Regulation Order) pages of the County Council website.

The closing date for comments will be May 3 2012. This is to allow time for the comments to be collated, examined and then presented to the councillors in advance. They will make a decision at the next County Local Committee meeting on June 14 2012.