Transport & Sustainability Committee

Agenda Item 43a


Subject:                    Petitions referred from Full Council


Date of meeting:    5 December 2023


Report of:                 Executive Director for Governance, People & Resources


Contact Officer:      Name: John Peel

                                    Tel: 01273 291058



Ward(s) affected:   All



1.            Purpose of the report and policy context


1.1         To receive petitions presented at the Full Council meeting held on the 19 October 2023.


2.            Recommendations


2.1         That the committee responds to the petition either by noting it or where it is considered more appropriate, calls for an officer report on the matter.


3.            Context and background information


3.1         To receive the following:




1)           Reduce the cost of resident's parking permits


We the undersigned petition Brighton & Hove Council to reduce the costs of the resident's parking permits. The cost of parking permits year on year has risen way above the rate of inflation. In some cases doubling the cost year on year, making Brighton the most expensive area for resident's parking anywhere in the country


We already pay road tax which is based on the emissions of vehicles. A parking permit system that is based on the emissions of vehicles is simply another road tax. A parked car does not pollute.

In this cost of living crisis the council should do the decent thing and reverse the increases that we have endured over the past two years, to help struggling families and businesses. Parents, small businesses, disabled and others who rely on their cars are being crushed by the high price of permits on top of everything else. The council say they car about us, so please do the decent thing and reduce the cost of these permits asap.

The war on the motorist must end.



2)           Clarendon Place parking

When Brighton and Hove City Council undertake the future full review of parking zones throughout the city we request that Clarendon Place BN41 1BG be taken into consideration for car parking permits/ spaces made available for the residents/ care agencies/ visitors etc.