Release date: 13 May 2021
Action is being taken by West Sussex County Council to tackle growing pressures on on-street parking in Chichester City in a move that will have a range of benefits for the area.
Works have recently been completed to extend the existing Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) as well as introduce some new waiting restrictions in various areas across the city. Benefits include:
- Safer parking arrangements near junctions;
- Protection for through traffic on main arterial routes, especially local bus services;
- Priority for residents and their visitors who rely upon on-street parking;
- Less traffic congestion and pollution arising due to vehicles ‘searching’ for parking spaces in uncontrolled areas;
- Improved arrangements for Blue Badge holders in residential areas; and
- Safeguards for short-stay parking and deliveries near local neighbourhood shops.
The areas affected by the CPZ extension works are Donnington (new Zone A), Whyke (extension to existing Zone F), The Hornet (extension to existing Zone H), Little Breach (extension to existing Zone N), and Swanfield (new Zone S). New waiting restrictions are also being introduced in various roads such as Lavant Road, Summersdale Road, St James Road, Oving Road and Florence Road. A full list of all the roads affected is given below.
It is anticipated that the new arrangements will become fully operational, with enforcement taking place, from June 1st. Penalty Charge Notices can be issued to vehicles parked incorrectly as soon as enforcement begins so motorists should make sure they understand the restrictions in place and have a permit to park if required.
The CPZ will be administered by Chichester District Council, which also oversees the enforcement of all on-street restrictions across the district on the County Council’s behalf. The district council has set up new online systems to deal with permit applications and residents in Zones A, F, H, N and S are now able to apply for permits. Full details on how the new CPZ will work, including a map of the areas covered, how to apply for permits and how much they will cost, can be found at www.chichester.gov.uk/controlledparkingzoneextension This webpage will be updated on a regular basis and there is also an automated phone line which provides important information:01243 534500.
The impact of the new restrictions will be closely monitored and further changes to restrictions or CPZs will be considered by West Sussex County Council in early 2022.
Which roads are included in the new CPZ?
Zone A (new zone) includes:
Belgrave Crescent, Birdham Road, Bywater Way, Crosbie Close, Croy Close, Cutfield Close, Deer Close, Forge Close, Gordon Avenue, Graydon Avenue, Grenville Gardens, Grosvenor Road, Manor Close, Marden Avenue, Poyntz Close, Selsey Road, Southfields Close, St Georges Drive, Stockbridge Gardens, Stockbridge Road, The Meadows, Turnpike Close, Upton Road, Waterside Drive and Wiston Avenue.
Zone F will now be extended to include:
Cawley Road, Ormonde Avenue, Peter Weston Place, Quest Close, Velyn Avenue and Winden Avenue.
Zone H will now be extended to include:
Needlemakers, St Agnes Place, St Pancras and The Hornet.
Zone N will now be extended to include:
Broyle Close, Broyle Road, Infirmary Terrace, King George Gardens, Little Breach (all), Springbank and Wellington Road.
Zone S (new zone) includes:
Badger Walk, Barnfield Drive, Baxendale Road, Bostock Road, Bradshaw Road, Carse Road, Conduit Mead, Cornflower Close, Graylingwell Drive, Harvester Close, Kidd Road, Kingsmead Avenue, Lime Close, Mansergh Road, Millfield Close, Morants Close, Palmers Field Avenue, Peacock Close, Seddon Close, Sloe Close, Southdown Close, Spitalfield Lane (part only), Stephens Close, Story Road, Swanfield Drive, Tenacre Close, The Pitcroft, The Waterplat and Westhampnett Road (part only).
What roads are affected by new waiting restrictions?
Lengths of: Gilbert Road, Carleton Road, Montagu Road, Otter Close, Lavant Road, Hunters Way, Plainwood Close, The Avenue, Summersdale Road, Church Road, St James Road, Oving Road, Westhampnett Road, Florence Road, Lake Road, Claypit Lane, Stane Street, Coach Road, Old Arundel Road.