We Asked, You Said, We Did

Below are some of the issues we have recently consulted on and their outcomes.

We asked

Your view on British Telecom's proposal take out 14 on-street payphones in various locations in the city which have low use or are not being used.

You said

Comments received concluded that there are no objections to the removal of the Kiosk and Telephony at all 14 locations.

We did

Outcome of consultation on BT proposals to remove phone boxes

Coomment are welcome on our draft decision to remove all 14 phone boxes from;

  • Junction of Wish Road and Kingsway, Hove, BN3 4LJ
  • Elm Stores, 82 Elm Drive, Hove, BN3 7JL
  • Circle K, 5 The Parade, Hangleton Road, Hove, BN3  7LU
  • West Way, Hove, BN3 8LD
  • Dyke Road, Brighton BN1 5BA
  • Preston Resort Hotel, Preston Road, Brighton, BN1 6UU
  • Opposite 124 Stanmer Villas, Brighton, BN1 7HN
  • Near to 2 Roedale Road, Brighton, BN1 7GB
  • Junction of Lewes Road and Coombe Road, Brighton BN2 4EA
  • Junction of Grove Street/Southover Street, Brighton, BN2 9NY
  • Junction of Queens Park Road, opposite 34 Egremont Place, Brighton, BN2 0GA
  • Cranleigh Avenue, outside 149 Marine Drive, Rottingdean, BN2 7GU
  • Outside 61 Longridge Avenue, Saltdean, BN2 8LG
  • Junction with Coldean Lane and Park Road, Brighton, BN1 9AB

Please send your comments by Thursday 1st July by email to planning.comments@brighton-hove.gov.uk marked ‘Phone box removal 07/2021.’ Please also identify the phone box you are commenting about.

You can also write to the Head of Planning, City Development and Regeneration, Hove Town Hall, Norton Road, Hove, BN3 3BQ.

It’s your opportunity to say if you agree or disagree with the phone boxes being removed and the reasons why. 

The council is co-ordinating residents’ responses on behalf of BT. It doesn’t take long to provide your opinion and your views will help us provide a picture to BT of what people in the city think about their proposals.
 

Want to keep a phone box?
With payphones being used less, communities are looking at new ways of using them. Modern glass boxes can be adopted if communities want to house a defibrillator. Visit BT's adopt a kiosk web page for more information.

 

Use of payphones
Overall use of payphones has declined by over 90 per cent in the last decade and the need to provide payphones for use in emergency situations is diminishing all the time, with at least 98 per cent of the UK having mobile coverage.

 

Ofcom’s research into consumer views on the importance of communications services and their affordability found that most people no longer view payphones as essential for consumers in most circumstances.

We asked

After Zone P was put in place in September 2019, we agreed to review this area.

We also agreed to ask residents in Hazeldene Meads and The Beeches whether they would want to join either the existing Zone P (light-touch parking scheme) or join a full scheme.

The review let residents have their say and tell us if they feel any changes are required to the parking scheme.

You said

Hove Park Zone P

  • 322 residents responded out of the 1,308 addresses we sent questionnaires to
  • 64% are satisfied with the current Zone P scheme
  • 66% are happy for the scheme to remain the same

Hazeldene Meads and The Beeches

  • 39 residents responded out of the 53 addresses we sent questionnaires to
  • 95% of respondents support the idea of a residents parking scheme
  • 5% of respondents did not support the idea of residents parking scheme

Of the responses from Hazeldene Meads and The Beeches:

  • 57% supported the idea of being included in Zone P
  • 43% supported the proposal of being included in a full scheme

Find more information in the Environment, Transport and Sustainability (ETS) Committee report - agenda item 89.

We did

Based on the consultation there will be no major changes made to Zone P.

We're looking into some small amendments. We'll include these on a Traffic Regulation Order which we'll advertise by the end of August.

Any objections to the proposed changes will be taken to ETS Committee in November 2021.

The majority of the respondents from Hazeldene Meads and The Beeches wanted to be included within Zone P.

We'll consult on a detailed design from 16 July to 6 August 2021. You can find documents about this in the 'related documents' section on this page.

A report with the comments received to this consultation will go to ETS Committee in September 2021.

We asked

After the Environment, Transport and Sustainability (ETS) Committee on 23 June 2020, we agreed to write to all residents and businesses in the Surrenden Road parking consultation area.

We asked if residents and businesses in this area would support a light-touch residents parking scheme. The proposed scheme would operate Monday to Friday, 9am to 10am and 2pm to 3pm.

You said

74% of respondents support the implementation of a residents parking scheme.

Find more information in the ETS committee report.

We did

Based on the consultation results, we included a proposal for a light-touch scheme in a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO).

The TRO was advertised from 18 June 2021 to 09 July 2021.

A report with the comments received to the TRO was presented at the ETS Committee on 21 September 2021.

We asked

After the Environment, Transport and Sustainability committee on 25 June 2019, we agreed to write to all residents and businesses in the Coombe Road area.

We asked if the residents and businesses in this area would support a light-touch residents’ parking scheme. The proposed scheme would be active Monday to Friday from 10am to 11am and from 5pm to 6pm.

You said

64% of respondents support the implementation of a residents parking scheme.

We did

The Committee approved the order in June 2020.

The scheme is now active and this area has become parking zone U.

We asked

Following requests from residents, we asked the people who live in the Hove Park area about a new residents’ parking scheme.

You said

  • 68.4% were in favour of a residents’ parking scheme in the area
  • 7 in 10 (69.9%) were happy for the scheme to be active Monday to Friday from 9am to 10am and 1pm to 2pm

 

We did

We included the residents’ parking scheme as a proposal in a Traffic Regulation Order which was open for comment in February and March 2019.

The Committee approved the order in June 2019. The scheme is now active, and this area has become parking Zone P. 

Apply for a permit in parking Zone P.

We asked

Residents told us about parking issues in South Portslade, so in September 2019 we asked what they thought about having a resident parking scheme in the area.

Those who said they support a resident parking scheme were asked whether they would prefer a light-touch scheme or a full scheme.

You said

60.5% of respondents support the idea of a resident parking scheme in the area based on a 36% response rate.

56.6% of respondents wanted a light touch scheme (11am to midday and from 6pm to 7pm). 

43.4% preferred a full scheme (9am to 8pm).

54.5% of respondents supported a Monday to Friday scheme while 45.6% supported a Monday to Sunday scheme.

We did

We presented the results to the Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee on 21 January 2020.

The committee decided to consult the whole area again about a light-touch scheme in June 2020, so residents can make a decision after seeing the detailed design of the scheme.

View the committee report.

Find out more about the next stage for South Portslade and respond to the consultation, which is live from 8 June to 17 July 2020.

We asked

After parking areas B and D were put in place in June 2013 we agreed to review both these areas.

The review was an opportunity for residents to have their say and let us know if they feel any changes are required to the parking schemes.

A small section of residents were not sent the consultation by mistake. We’ve contacted these residents and have now included their responses below.

You said

Area B (Coldean area):

  • 296 residents responded out of the 1,186 addresses we sent questionnaires to
  • 78% are satisfied or very satisfied with the current area B parking scheme
  • 91.7% are happy for the scheme to remain the same

Area D (Moulsecoomb area):

  • 351 residents responded out of the 2,349 addresses we sent questionnaires to
  • 55.8% are satisfied or very satisfied with the current area D parking scheme
  • 70.5% are happy for the scheme to remain the same

In the area consulted later:

  • 43 residents responded out of the 471 addresses we sent questionnaires to
  • 30% are satisfied or very satisfied with the current area D parking scheme
  • 51.4% are happy for the scheme to remain the same

We did

Area B (Coldean area):

Based on the results of the consultation, there will be no changes made to area B.

Area D (Moulsecoomb area):

Although a small section wanted changes it was not practical to split the zone, so no changes will be made to area D.

Find out more about parking areas B and D.

We asked

We reviewed the resident parking scheme in the Hanover and Elm Grove area (Zone S) at the end of 2018, after the scheme had been in place for over a year.

Residents in a small number of streets, known as the ‘top triangle,’ requested further consultation to find out if there’s enough support in the area to join Zone V.

Zone S is a light-touch scheme which is active Monday to Friday from 11am to midday and from 6pm to 7pm.

Zone V is a full scheme which is active Monday to Sunday from 9am to 8pm.

Top triangle streets include:

  • Arnold Street
  • Baxter Street
  • Carlyle Street
  • Cromwell Street
  • Lynton Street
  • part of Queens Park Road between Elm Grove and Carlyle Street

You said

We received 174 valid responses, which is 44.7% of the total households in the proposed scheme area.

Overall, 51.1% support joining Zone V, but after we looked at the results from each street separately, it’s clear that residents in Queens Park Road would prefer to stay in Zone S. 

If we remove the results from Queens Park Road, the support for joining Zone V increases to 54%.

We did

We included the proposed change from Zone S to Zone V for all streets except Queens Park Road in a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO). View the details of this TRO (TRO-31-2019).

No objections were received to the proposals so the committee agreed to make the changes. Zone S will become zone V in March 2020.

Find out more about parking zone V.

View the Environment, Transport and Sustainability committee report.

We asked

Residents told us about parking issues in Freshfield Street and Queens Park Rise, so in July 2019 we asked whether they wanted to remain in Zone S or join Zone C.

Zone S is a light-touch scheme which is active Monday to Friday from 11am to midday and from 6pm to 7pm.

Zone C is a full scheme which is active Monday to Sunday from 9am to 8pm.

You said

We received 59 valid responses which is over half (55.7%) of the total households in the proposed scheme area.

52.5% of respondents said they’re in favour of joining the full scheme (Zone C).

We did

We included the proposed change from Zone S to Zone C in a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO). View the details of this TRO (TRO-31-2019) on our website. 

No objections were received to the proposals, so the committee agreed to make the changes. Zone S will become zone C in March 2020.

Find out more about parking zone C.

View the Environment, Transport and Sustainability committee report.