Concerns over some of the proposed zones where there appears to be little or no demand from local residents.

New residents parking permit zones will be introduced across Chichester East. West Sussex County Council will be expanding current schemes and introducing new zones. Labour has voiced concerns over the introduction of some of the proposed zones where there appears to be no demand from local residents.

Cllr Kevin Hughes said, “This scheme fails to address specific local concerns over parking. This fits a pattern whereby Councils short on cash, due to years of austerity, have been turning to such schemes in an attempt to plug the funding shortfall.”

Zone H will be extended, while zone’s S, T and V will cover all of Swanfield and Portfield. Residents will be required to pay between £38
and £44 for the first car and another £76 to £88 for each subsequent vehicle.

During the consultation Labour called for the scheme to be progressive by basing the pricing structure on people’s ability to pay, to mitigate the effect on those on low incomes.

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