Update on Thursday, August 20: The new parking regulations have been approved. See more detail here: New parking regulations approved for 14 sites in Uckfield.
Twenty-three people objected to their introduction but a report to the regulatory committee/planning committee says: “It is not felt that the objections received provide sufficient grounds to warrant any modification or withdrawal of the proposals, and therefore the objections should not be upheld.”
Details of the objections are not included in the report but officer’s comments relating to them can be seen, along with full details of recommended regulations, on the East Sussex County Council website.
New parking restrictions are being proposed in Uckfield High Street as part of stage two improvements and the opportunity has been taken to progress the additional requests for restrictions elsewhere in town.
The report to the regulatory committee says: “The proposals are justified in order to address road safety and local concerns at various locations within the town of Uckfield.”
The county council is expecting a “substantial number of commuters to be displaced from the Luxford Field car park” with the introduction of Wealden District Council’s proposed changes to parking restrictions there.
The report says: “With regards to the on-street parking, the roads most convenient for commuter parking such as Bridge Farm Road, Bell Farm Road and Mill Drove are already fairly busy with few free spaces available.
“Any displaced commuter parking from the changes at the Luxford Field car park are unlikely to park in these roads as there is limited convenient on-street parking currently available.”
The report continues: “The new Network Rail car park with 174 spaces would serve to mitigate the parking demand accommodating the displaced on-street and the Luxford Field car park vehicles.
Some existing traffic regulations are recommended to be revoked. They include:
- Lealands Drive, disabled person’s parking space
- No waiting at any time in Church Street, southwest side, from its junction with High Street, north-westwards to a point opposite a point 15 metres west of the western kerbline of The Drive
- Waiting area limited to one hour in any period of two hours, Monday to Saturday 8am-6pm inclusive in the High Street, east side from a point 25 metres south of the southern kerbline of Bedford Court, southwards for a distance of 40 metres
- Waiting area limited to two hours in any period of four hours, Monday to Saturday, 8am-6pm inclusive in Framfield Road, south side, from a point ten metres west of the western kerbline of Harcourt Road, westwards for a distance of 30 metres.
Roads included in the list of sites where there is set to be No Waiting at any Time restrictions are:
Bridge Farm Road
There is a recommendation to approved limited waiting, Monday to Saturday inclusive, 8am -6pm, maximum stay of one hour no return within one hour, on the south-west side of Church Street, from a point 3.8 metres south-east of the extended property boundary of 10/12 Church Street, north-westwards for a distance of 14.1 metres.
Waiting limited, Monday to Saturday inclusive, 8am to 6pm, maximum stay 20 minutes no return within one hour is recommended in High Street on the east side from a point 25 metres south of its junction with Bedford Court, southwards for a distance of 40 metres.