Transport & Sustainability Committee

Agenda Item 24(b)


Subject:                    Written Questions


Date of meeting:    3 October 2023



A period of not more than fifteen minutes shall be allowed at each ordinary meeting for questions submitted by a member of the public.


The question will be answered without discussion. The person who asked the question may ask one relevant supplementary question, which shall be put and answered without discussion. The person to whom a question, or supplementary question, has been put may decline to answer it. 


The following written questions have been received from members of the public:


(1)          Road Condition- Paul Johnson


I commend the contractor who lays new roads in Brighton they are smooth and top class.

What can be done to enhance to disastrous condition of our roads after they are dug up.  All roads that have been dug up have not been filled properly. They are sloppy, bumpy, holes appears and as such, create more wear & tear on our vehicles, motorcycles and bicycles or scooters.

When will the council institute a mandatory review of all work done and get the work approved before invoices are paid?


(2)          Carbon Neutral 2020 plan- Steve Peake


"Will the new administration honour the commitments in the Carbon Neutral 2030 plan?”


(3)          Transport emissions- Neil Younger


The Council Plan 2023-2027 says ‘the Council will ensure all decisions made by the Council will take account  of the climate and biodiversity crisis.’ Will you confirm that the CO2e benefits and disbenefits of Transport interventions will be properly quantified and opened to public scrutiny before decisions are taken?


(4)          Clean Air Zone- Adrian Hill

The 2023 air quality report shows illegal levels of NOx pollution at least 12 locations.  The 6 month preliminary report shows no improvement.  All other locations violate WHO guidelines for health. Source apportionment reports show diesel cars cause 50% of all NOx on illegally polluted New England Road. Hollingbury Road, diesel cars cause 75% of all traffic related NOx. Petrol causes <1%. Labour's manifesto promised to “...bring an end

to…polluting diesel vehicles”. We know Brighton’s toxic air causes illness and death.  We know Clean Air Zones work.  We must declare a Clean Air Zone immediately, can you agree?

(5)          Parking Permits- Laura King


Are there any plans for Brighton and Hove City Council to review emissions-based resident parking permits?


(6)          Parking Review- Reginald Woodhouse


When is the council planning to host the promised Autumn parking review?


(7)          Emissions Charging- Michael Adams


Can you confirm that there are no ULEZ or CO2/ NO2 emissions charging schemes, for Residents, Visitors or Traders vehicles, driving from one place to another in the City of Brighton & Hove?


(8)          Paypoint- Carol Wilson


What action has the Council taken to guarantee that residents and visitors can easily access the PayPoint facility to pay for parking in the event that the digital/phone option does not work?