ePetition - Prohibit pavement parking in Crescent Place Kemp Town

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Prohibit pavement parking in Crescent Place Kemp Town

We the undersigned petition Brighton & Hove Council to place “No Pavement Parking” signs on the lamp posts of Crescent Place or/and place obstructions at intervals along the pavement of Crescent Place.

Crescent Place is a narrow one-way street with double yellow lines. Most of the properties on Crescent Place have windows set into the pavement, letting light into basement kitchens. Short term parking in the road is necessary to drop off shopping etc, causing a temporary obstruction to any through traffic, and neighbours alert one another if any prolonged blockage is anticipated due to building works etc. Unfortunately, visitors to the street regularly pull up onto the actual pavement to park, causing damage to the paving stones and windows, creating leaks to the properties underneath and preventing pedestrians, wheelchair users and others from using the pavement. Pavement parking is both damaging and antisocial, and does nothing to alleviate any short term traffic disruption as vehicles are still unable to pass by. We call for the erection of signs to indicate that pavement parking is prohibited, or the installation of obstacles along the pavement edge at intervals to prevent any such parking from taking place.

This ePetition ran from 16/02/2022 to 20/06/2022 and has now finished.

24 people signed this ePetition.

Council response

Thank you for your petition. I sympathise with residents who have to deal with cars parked on the pavement. We have been actively lobbying the government to provide Councils with more powers to ban pavement parking. The government consulted in 2020 on this issue and we continue to wait to hear back about their next steps. Officers are reluctant to increase sign clutter by placing non-enforceable No pavement signs on these roads which may also cause confusion to visitors to the area. The pavements behind the double yellow lines are currently enforceable and since January, we have issued 3 PCNs to vehicles parked partially on the pavement on Crescent’s Place. While this is not in itself a large number, it is 30% of all PCNs issued in this time at this location, with evidence that in most instances drivers are moving their vehicles before a PCN can be issued. While we wait for the necessary power we will continue to explore options to tackle prohibit pavement parking.


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