Complainants to WSCC Mid Sussex Central Traffic Regulation Order

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Reference West Sussex County Council Mid Sussex Central Consultation
CMS-1405-MM

Dear West Sussex County Council

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I would like the numbers and locations of each complainant that has raised concerns that the current restrictions in the area above, result in visitors and tradespeople being unable to park at certain times of the day.

Yours faithfully

May Taylor

Freedom of Information Act, West Sussex County Council

Dear Ms Taylor,

Thank you for your enquiry, which has been forwarded to the appropriate officers for a response. The usual timescale for a response is twenty working days, that is by or on 2nd October.

If for any reason the Council needs to extend this timescale you will be notified in accordance with the relevant legislation.

Please note that in 2012 the County Council adopted a position in principle that FoI and EIR requests to West Sussex County Council and the Council's responses may be published on the Council's website in a suitably anonymised form. This is in addition to the individual response to the requestor, and in line with the Council's commitment to transparency and open data.

Yours sincerely,

Kerry Rickman

Freedom Of Information, Communities Directorate | West Sussex County Council | Location: County Hall, Chichester PO19 1RQ | E-mail: [email address]

CI Group FOI, West Sussex County Council

Ref: 325663/936631

 

Dear May Taylor

 

Occasionally it is difficult for an Authority to meet the 20 working day
time limit for issuing a response in respect of FOI requests.  In this
case, I regret that we must request an extension of time due to the large
volume to data to be collated.  In the circumstances, I would be grateful
if you would agree to an eight day extension, with a new deadline of 12^th
October 2017. 

 

Yours sincerely
Paula

CI Group FOI

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Dear CI Group FOI,

Dear Paula

I am quite happy with extending the time limit. Perhaps I should explain the request in more detail. Mr Moore said that the proposal to create some unrestricted parking in the Penland/Harlands area of Haywards Heath was due to concerns being raised about the lack of parking for visitors and tradespeople during the 9-10am and 1-2pm Monday to Friday restrictions I simply wanted to know a) how many expressions of concern have been received quoting this particular problem and b) where those concerns came from i.e. Haywards Heath or if not, from which other areas.

Yours sincerely,

May Taylor

CI Group FOI, West Sussex County Council

Ref: 325663/936631

 

Dear Ms Taylor

 

I refer to your request dated 3rd September, 2017 , which has been dealt
with under the Freedom of Information Act.

 

Your request related to Mid Sussex Central Consultation CMS-1405-MM.

 

We have now completed a search for the information which you requested and
I am now able to respond to you with the following:

 

On reflection the use of the phrase “Visitors and tradespeople being able
to park anywhere in these roads at certain times” does not fully reflect
the rationale and reasoning for this area-wide review of the current
parking restrictions.

 

Demand for on-street parking is currently at a premium and will only
increase across the whole of Haywards Heath. This is not uncommon in towns
and villages with a mainline railway station. No doubt you will have
observed this Traffic Regulation Order covers all the roads in this part
of Haywards Heath and was instigated to address the inequality between
those roads with parking restrictions and those currently without. 

 

Whilst it was tempting to simply increase the amount of parking
restrictions we have found in the past that this approach simply moves the
problem without fully addressing it. In order to address future demand for
on-street parking and the share of burden for safe on-street parking, this
parking review was instigated to assess which current parking restriction
could be removed to create safe on-street parking to meet future demand.

We appreciate that those residents in roads that currently have no parking
restrictions will feel frustrated that they are now being asked to share
the burden.

 

To address your Freedom of Information request, we have not received any
complaints from residents but, as stated above, this parking review is not
to address an issue solely in Turners Mill Road but the wider parking
issue and future capacity. As we are sure you’ll appreciate it is not
unreasonable for the Highway Authority to periodically review parking
restrictions to ensure they reflect current and future demands.

 

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Yours sincerely

Paula

CI Group FOI

WSCC

 

 

 

 

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