Final say on Billingshurst Residents’ Parking Scheme

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Have your say

A proposal to solve parking problems for Billingshurst residents living near the train station has reached a formal stage.

West Sussex County Council is asking the public to have their final say on plans to introduce a new Residents’ Parking Scheme in the village.

A Residents’ Parking Scheme is an area of streets where parking is controlled through the day.

Residents, local businesses and their visitors are given priority to park by purchasing permits or vouchers.

This is done to improve road safety, reduce congestion and prevent obstructions to private driveways by removing indiscriminate parking.

Earlier this year, an ‘informal’ public consultation and series of exhibitions was held to gauge support for the scheme.

Comments from residents led to the scheme being revised.

Minor changes include yellow line restrictions in other parts of Billingshurst and some additional Pay and Display bays being proposed close to the railway station.

Pieter Montyn, West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, said: “We listened to the comments received earlier this year from residents and businesses.

“Now we have put forward proposals we hope will help improve the parking situation in parts of the village and its surrounding areas.

“We want to reduce congestion and free the roads from the all-day parking to improve traffic flow.”

For three weeks, starting from Thursday, August 1, site notices will be erected in each of the roads affected.

Plans will also be made available for viewing at:

• Billingshurst Library, Mill Lane and;

• Billingshurst Parish Council offices, Village Hall, Roman Way.

The public can also see them by visiting www.westsussex.gov.uk and searching under ‘Traffic Regulation Orders’.

The closing date for comments on the proposals will be Thursday, August 22.

All comments will be reported at the next meeting of the North Horsham County Local Committee on Monday, September 23.

The roads affected are:

• Alicks Hill, Arun Road, Belinus Drive, Berrall Way, Birch Drive, Brookers Road, Brookfield Way, Carpenters, Chestnut Road, Cleve Hill, Coombe Hill, Daux Avenue, Daux Road, Daux Way, Dauxwood Close, Frenches Mead, Forge Way, High Street, Lakers Meadow, Lower Station Road, Luxford Way, Natts Lane, Marringdean Road, Mill Way, Myrtle Lane, Ostlers View, Parbrook, Rosier Way, Rowan Drive, Silver Lane, Stane Street, Station Road, St Mary’s Close, West Street and Woodlands Way.