Chamber president Fiona Monson, of chartered accountants Armida, says the organisation, which represents business people and traders, generally supports proposals for High Street improvements but retains a strongly held view that parking should be retained.
Fiona says, in a letter to regeneration committee chairman Cllr Mick Harker: “The committee acknowledge that there are pinch points in town and some dangerous parking spaces such as the one outside Superdrug which is very close to traffic lights.
“We would also strongly endorse that the parking retained be restricted and enforced at say, 30 minutes, and measures taken to prevent dangerous and inappropriate parking.
“It may also be sensible to have dedicated separate loading/unloading parking bays.”
Fiona also writes about “serious concerns” that the proposed High Street road works should cause minimal disruption in comparison to the problems experienced during stage one when there was plummeting footfall and significant traffic jams along Bell Lane and out of the industrial estate.
The full contents of the letter can be seen on the Chamber website.
The letter was written following an extraordinary meeting of the Chamber to discuss parking. See an Uckfield News story about that meeting here: Pleas for parking to be retained on Uckfield High Street
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