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Parking in South Street: update

On 17 Sep 2014 at 11:40am South Streeter wrote:
For those who might be interested, here's the reply I've just received from ESCC Parking Admin Support [see thread 'Timberyard Lane development parking restrictions' posted 10th Sept]:
"Thank you for your email of 10 September about parking in South Street.
Having a resident permit allows you to park throughout the zone and not in a particular road. Permits do not guarantee a space and this is explained in the permit application guidance notes. We maintain a maximum ratio of 1.5 permits for each bay; this is considered to be an acceptable standard and is normal practice in parking schemes as not all cars are expected to be parked at any one time.
There are 278 parking bays in zone C and 188 valid permits, a ratio of just 0.68. Even with the loss of 10 bays for the suspensions this is a very good ratio.
I appreciate that no parking scheme will ever completely satisfy the conflicting needs of different groups and am sorry for any inconvenience caused. We are liaising with the developers to ensure suspensions are kept to a minimum.
Thank you for your interest in this matter.
Yours sincerely

David Weeks
Team Manager, Parking
Communities, Economy and Transport
East Sussex County Council
01323 466220
So that's alright, then...
On 18 Sep 2014 at 10:49am jude wrote:
But what David Weeks reply didn't mention is that many of those parking places in zones c are also paid on street parking, like the ones on Malling Street before you get to South Street. And there's always a problem parking because during the day you get the shoppers and during the evening everyone comes home and tries to park near their house.
On 18 Sep 2014 at 11:17am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
I didn't realise that permits outnumbered spaces by that much in places.
Damn cheek, expecting people to pay all that money just to have a 2/3 chance of parking in their zone.
On 22 Sep 2014 at 1:23am parker wrote:
less than 2/3 if one lives in a zone with shared visitor spaces in a popular zone. the scheme is a scam, and how does Mr Weeks stop permits being issued when people build new houses? and how does he stop those new cars being bought, and parked in the shared visitor spaces that also form maximum ratio statistics?

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