Transport & Sustainability Committee

Agenda Item 44(b)


Subject:                    Member Questions


Date of meeting:    5 December 2023



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:


(1)          Councillor Shanks- St Peters Church parking


I have had many residents contact me about unauthorised parking at the front of St Peters church. Apparently, some permits were given to NHS staff to park there while the lung screening lorry was there, can you tell me why we would give permits for a piece of land that is not a car park? Why we didn’t give permits for our London Road car park instead and why we have not stopped continual parking on the piece of land since the NHS left.  There is not even a no parking notice.


(2)          Councillor Shanks- Francis Street


Following a visit I made with the Chair to Francis Street off London Road in my ward can he tell me what plans are in place to stop traffic driving through this access only street. Residents have complained about this situation and the noise and traffic they endure for more than 8 years. Various ideas have been suggested but nothing has happened


(3)          Councillor Davis- 20 Minute Neighbourhoods


At full council in October 2020 it was agreed to move forward with a 20-minute neighbourhood trial in Hove. Can the chair please update me on its progress?


(4)          Councillor Davis- A259


Can I please have an approximate figure to date for monies lost on the suspension of the A259 active travel corridor. 


(5)          Councillor Davis- Valley Gardens 3


Can I have an approximate figure to date for monies lost on the suspension of the Valley Gardens part 3 project.





(6)          Councillor Davis- Elm Grove parking


The previous administration authorised a trial on an Elm Grove pavement parking ban which we later made permanent. Can I have an update on its progress? 


(7)          Councillor Davis- Highways


The highway asset management report recently brought to this committee described a £75 million funding gap in road repairs.  What is the administration’s plan to mitigate this?