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School Permits

A school within the controlled parking zone is entitled to 1 permit per 6 teaching staff, up to a maximum of 25. Administrative, premises and volunteer staff do not qualify.

 

A 3-month permit and 12-month permit is currently offered.

 

The application process consists of proof of staffing levels and how many off-street parking spaces the school has.

In order to be eligible for a School Permit, the School must:

†Be Ofsted or ISI (Independent School Inspectorate) Registered.

Complete 2 new things on a Checklist, different to the year before. This checklist promotes Active and Public Travel.

Complete a Survey. This survey will be similar to the yearly Workplace Wellbeing Survey that is distributed to Businesses within Brighton and Hove as it will be about how staff commute to work. However, it will be more focused on schools. 10% of staff must complete the survey in order to obtain the School Permits.

The School Permits will be issued using a new formula. The new formula will deduct the amount of off-street parking bays a school has declared before calculating the 1 permit to every 6-teaching staff ratio, up to a maximum of 25

In order to apply the above eligibility requirements, only a 12-month permit will be offered.

 

We will continue to request for proof of staffing levels and how many off-street parking the school has.

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These proposed changes will support the delivery of the Councilís Corporate Strategy (2020-2023) as it will help reduce emissions and congestion in Brighton and Hove by encouraging Active and Public Travel.

 

All of the schools that currently have a School Permit are Ofsted or ISI Registered.

 

No schools have obtained a 3-month Permit this year. One School applied for a 3- month Permit last year.

 

By 10% of staff being required to complete the survey, the survey results will be more reliable for the School Travel Team to analyse.

In order to implement these changes; all the School Permits across Brighton and Hove will need to be brought inline and as a result, will expire on a specific date. A letter will also be sent to schools, explaining how to renew their School Permit.

 

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Light Touch Zones School Permit Allocation

A school within the controlled parking zone is entitled to 1 permit per 6 teaching staff, up to a maximum of 25. Administrative, premises and volunteer staff do not qualify.

 

The same rules as existing would apply with the following exception; A school within a light touch parking zone will be entitled to 1 permit per 3 teaching staff, up to a maximum of 50.

There is capacity within light touch zones to provide additional permits to schools.

 

As there is a lack of Pay and Display Parking in light touch zones and, therefore, no opportunity to park in bays within the hour restrictions, schools should be provided with additional permits to address this.

 

 

Business Visitor Permits

Business Visitor Permits were issued as a trial period in September 2017 and was subject to a review. These Business Visitor Permits are issued to Residents Parking Zones S and V in the Hanover and Elm Grove area. Since September 2017, 34 different businesses have purchased Business Visitor Permits. This calendar year two businesses have applied for the Business Visitor Permits. The price of these permits is £3.00 for Zone V and For Zone S £2.20.

 

We propose to discontinue the trial Business Visitor Permits within Residents Parking Zones S and V in the Hanover and Elm Grove area.†

 

 

We propose to discontinue the trial Business Visitor Permits scheme, to ensure that this is in line with other controlled parking zones in the city. Only two businesses have applied for these permits since January 2020

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Hotel Permits

Hotel permits are only issued in Zones C and N.

 

Zone C Hotel Permits are £8 and each permit covers parking for 24 hours from the hour of arrival. Zone N Hotel Permits are £3.50 and each permit covers parking for one calendar day as indicated on the permit.

 

Currently, hotels are provided free weekend parking at Norton Road Car Park in Zone N.

 

 

To make Zone N Hotel Permits match Zone C Hotel Permits and make it 24 hours from the hour of arrival. If this proposal is agreed, then the fee will be £8 too.

 

As Norton Road Car Park hads become much busier pre-Covid-19 with likely future capacity issues soon, we propose to stop providing free weekend parking to Hotels in Zone N at Norton Road Car Park and offer the Zone N 24 Hour Hotel Parking Permit instead.

This will provide hotels in Zone N greater flexibility in parking as some of their customers may check-in to the hotel at varied hours.

 

This is to ensure that Norton Road Car Park has more capacity over the weekend for people that visit Brighton and Hove.