Agenda item - Stanmer Park Traffic Regulation Order

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Stanmer Park Traffic Regulation Order

Report of the Executive Director, Economy, Environment & Culture

Decision:

1)             That, having taken account of all duly made representations and objections, the Committee approves as advertised the following order:

Brighton & Hove (Stanmer Park) Various Restrictions and Off-Road Parking Order 202* (TRO-2-2020) with minor amendments in response to the consultation, as set out in paragraphs 5.5, 5.7 and 5.9 of the report.

 

2)             That Committee agree that should, during implementation, the Executive Director Economy, Environment & Culture consider that further minor changes to the TRO are appropriate, such changes are advertised as an amendment Traffic Regulation Order.

 

3)             That the Committee approve that all income from parking charges in Stanmer Park is used towards improved access, management and maintenance of Stanmer Park.

 

4)             That Committee agree that the parking scheme be reviewed 18 months after implementation to consider how well it is working and to recommend any amendments to the scheme and whether the income raised from the parking scheme gives scope for subsidising public transport to and within Stanmer Park with any recommendations for changes to the scheme to be presented in a report to the Environment, Transport & Sustainability (ETS) Committee.

 

5)             That Committee agree for officers to consult with residents and businesses located in Stanmer village street on a separate parking scheme for Stanmer village, and report back to the November 2020 meeting of the ETS Committee.

Minutes:

26.1      The Committee considered a report of the Executive Director, Economy, Environment & Culture that set out the comments and objections to the draft Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) for the introduction of charges and parking controls in Stanmer Park.

 

26.2      Councillor Wares moved a motion on behalf of the Conservative Group to amend the recommendations as shown in bold italics and strikethrough below:

 

2.1      That having taken account of all duly made representations and objections, the Committee requests the Executive Director Economy, Environment & Culture to further explore the potential to introduce a season ticket for Stanmer Park. approves as advertised the following order

 

Brighton & Hove (Stanmer Park) Various Restrictions and Off-Road Parking Order 202* (TRO-2-2020)

 

with minor amendments in response to the consultation, as set out in paragraphs 5.5, 5.7 and 5.9 of the report.

 

2.2      That Committee agree that should, during implementation, the Executive Director Economy, Environment & Culture consider that further minor amendments to the TRO are appropriate, such changes are advertised as an amendment Traffic Regulation Order.

 

2.3      That the Committee approve that all income from parking charges in Stanmer Park is used towards improved access, management and maintenance of Stanmer Park.

 

2.4      That Committee agree that the parking scheme be reviewed in 18 months after implementation to consider how well it is working and to recommend any amendments to the scheme and whether the income raised from the parking scheme gives scope for subsidising public transport to and within Stanmer Park with any recommendations for changes to the scheme to be presented in a report to the Environment, Transport & Sustainability (ETS) Committee.

 

2.5 2   That Committee agree for officers to consult with residents and businesses located in Stanmer village street on a separate parking scheme for Stanmer village. , and report back to the November 2020 meeting on the ETS Committee.

 

2.3      That a report is brought back to a future ETS Committee to consider the implementation of a Traffic Regulation Order for the introduction of parking charges taking account of 2.1 and 2.2 above.

 

26.3      Councillor Brown formally seconded the motion.

 

26.4      Councillor Fowler observed that recommendation 2.5 already set out a commitment to consult with residents and stakeholders. In addition, Councillor Fowler stated that she would not be supporting the Conservative Group motion.

 

26.5      Councillor Davis stated that the Green Group would not be supporting the Conservative Group motion as the report clearly set out why the changes were needed. Councillor Davis stated that he hoped bus transport links to the area would be improved in the future.

 

26.6      Councillor Wares asked for confirmation that the introduction of a car park and paid parking was part of the agreement with the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). Councillor Wares also asked for clarification on the contradiction in the report that increased parking income would be used improve the park, but the parking charges would be structured as such to encourage more sustainable, alternative methods of transport. Councillor Wares expressed his disappointment that the consultation results had been ignored.

 

26.7      The Estate Regeneration Project Manager explained that the agreement with the HLF was that the council would maintain and manage the Park and parking income would be one source of funding that. The Estate Regeneration Project Manager added that it was accepted that people would still drive to the park and that would cause a financial impact in terms of maintenance and it was therefore felt reasonable to charge for parking.

 

26.8      The Chair then put the Conservative Group motion to the vote that failed.

 

26.9      The Chair then put the recommendations to the vote that were agreed.

 

26.10   RESOLVED-

 

1)             That, having taken account of all duly made representations and objections, the Committee approves as advertised the following order:

Brighton & Hove (Stanmer Park) Various Restrictions and Off-Road Parking Order 202* (TRO-2-2020) with minor amendments in response to the consultation, as set out in paragraphs 5.5, 5.7 and 5.9 of the report.

 

2)             That Committee agree that should, during implementation, the Executive Director Economy, Environment & Culture consider that further minor changes to the TRO are appropriate, such changes are advertised as an amendment Traffic Regulation Order.

 

3)             That the Committee approve that all income from parking charges in Stanmer Park is used towards improved access, management and maintenance of Stanmer Park.

 

4)             That Committee agree that the parking scheme be reviewed 18 months after implementation to consider how well it is working and to recommend any amendments to the scheme and whether the income raised from the parking scheme gives scope for subsidising public transport to and within Stanmer Park with any recommendations for changes to the scheme to be presented in a report to the Environment, Transport & Sustainability (ETS) Committee.

 

5)             That Committee agree for officers to consult with residents and businesses located in Stanmer village street on a separate parking scheme for Stanmer village, and report back to the November 2020 meeting of the ETS Committee.

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