9th November 2011 – Crawley News
PROPOSALS for a new controlled parking zone (CPZ) in Pound Hill have Just been unveiled.
The plan has been drawn up by West Sussex County Council in response to complaints about congestion and access difficulties.
An informal consultation was held earlier this year to “test the water” and decide whether it was worth coming up with detailed plans.
Following the consultation the plans are to introduce the CPZ into eight roads in Pound Hill.
These are Alicia Avenue, Clive Way, Crawley Lane, Moat Walk, Pearson Road, Saunders Close, Worth Road and part of Worth Park Avenue.
Commuters using Three Bridges station and parents dropping off and collecting children from Pound Hill Junior School have been taking up spaces, leaving residents nowhere to park.
The proposed CPZ would operate from Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm.
During these hours parking would only be permitted in designated parking bays.
Residents’ permits would be available for these spaces at a probable cost of £40 a year for the first permit and £80 for a second.
Disabled drivers who live within the zone would be able to apply for a free first permit.
Visitor parking would be accommodated by purchasing visitor permits, available in books of ten.
The county council is now asking for feedback on the plans, with a deadline for comments set for November 25th.
Drop-in sessions, where residents can discuss the proposals with council officers, are taking place this week.
There are two sessions, both at Pound Hill Community Centre, on Friday 11th November between 1.30pm and 4.30pm and on Saturday 12 November between 2pm and 5pm.
PLEASE note this article reproduced from Crawley News and the opportunity to go to the drop in sessions has now passed.