Where would the money from citywide parking controls go? Chichester’s parking consultation explained

Proposed Chichester Parking Management Plan. WSCC consultation 01-03-19. Blue areas mark new controlled parking zones. Orange areas are existing CPZs.
Proposed Chichester Parking Management Plan. WSCC consultation 01-03-19. Blue areas mark new controlled parking zones. Orange areas are existing CPZs.

Permit costs, Blue Badges and what happens to revenue are all questions explained in a consultation on whether to impose citywide parking controls in Chichester.

The consultation, which is open until March 31, can be found here: www.westsussex.gov.uk/chiparkingplan

It proposes controlled parking zones across the whole of Chichester, with double yellow lines, permit control and waiting restrictions in residential roads.

READ the full story here: Controlled parking zones across all of Chichester proposed by county council

The county council has said it is not possible to guarentee anyone a permanent space outside their home under the proposed scheme.

Any resident would be automatically entitled to buy a permit that covered their entire zone of residence and not just one street.

Priority would be given to Blue Badge holders and those residents with no off-street parking.

Permits for all day zones would be more expensive than permits for part-day zones, that is, places where parking is restricted from 9am to 10am and from 1pm to 2pm.

Pay and Display areas would cost £1.50 an hour, or 60p per hour in Terminus Road and Quarry Lane.

Revenue from the parking management plan or PMP would be ‘ring-fenced by law’ to pay for implementation or ongoing parking management costs, or other transport improvements in the local area.

Do you have a question about the PMP that isn’t in the council’s FAQ sheet? Email letters@chiobserver.co.uk