By Kelly Wickham
A public consultation on proposals for new Chichester controlled parking zones (CPZs) starts soon.
An informal consultation was held in March last year and having considered the responses, county councillors have decided that further consultation is appropriate.
A formal stage began yesterday (Thursday) and runs until Thursday, March 5.
- Adding 15 new CPZs to the existing 11 zones, some of which are being extended but no changes are proposed in the existing zones
- There would be a mix of mainly permit-only parking spaces, but with some ‘shared’ with short-stay parking, especially near neighbourhood shops
- A new approach in ‘no through roads’, with ‘permit holders only past this point’ to reduce the impact of signs, lines and costs
- Residents’ permit prices would be in line with elsewhere in Chichester (£38 or £44 a year for a first permit and double this for a subsequent permit). Non-resident permits (£165 or £275 a year) will be considered where there is spare capacity (for example, to allow local workers to park). Other permits such as for visitors or carers would also be available
There could be an option to ‘phase’ or defer the implementation of zones where there is less support for what is proposed. This will allow the county council to monitor the impact of leaving such areas unrestricted.
More details, including maps of the proposals and how to have your say, can be found at: westsussex.gov.uk/chiparkingplantro
Copies can also be found at Chichester library. Responses must be received by March 5.