Consultation on Chichester parking zone is launched

Residents can now have their say on whether changes should be made to Chichester’s Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ).

A consultation has been launched by West Sussex County Council. More than 2,000 letters and questionnaires have been sent to homes and businesses in the city asking if they would like to see any changes made to parking restrictions in their road.

This comes after residents in areas outside of the CPZ were asked earlier this year whether they would support the idea of extending the restrictions into their area.

A CPZ 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. The closing date for comments is December 31, 2011.

If there is support for changing or extending the CPZ in Chichester, it is hoped that a more detailed public consultation and exhibition of proposals will be held in the spring of 2012.

If any changes were to go ahead, it is likely these would be introduced around the autumn of 2012.

County council cabinet member for highways and transport Pieter Montyn said: “I must stress this is only a consultation and as yet no proposals have taken shape.”