Uckfield does not require any more parking – and that’s official.
Wealden District Council was asked if it would consider more parking for the town but said it was not needed, according to a report that went before town councillors on Monday (January 23).
Cllr Diane Ward, chairman of the town’s general purposes committee, gave a report on a meeting of the Wealden District Association of Local Councils.
In it she said: “Parking was discussed and a councillor from outside of Uckfield asked if, with the additional 1,000 homes coming to Uckfield, could Wealden DC possibly consider more parking as he no longer visited Uckfield as he couldn’t park.”
Cllr Ward’s report went on: “It was advised that Wealden DC did not consider that any further parking was required in Uckfield.”
Members of the general purposes committee asked that the town clerk, Holly Goring, seek clarification about the comment from Wealden District Council.
Wealden District Council controls three car parks in Uckfield.
They are the Luxford Field short-stay area (three hours) which has 112 bays for general use, according the district council’s website, and 175 mid-stay bays (up to ten hours).
The council also control Regency Close North, 16 mid-stay bays; and Regency Close South, 22 short-stay bays.
Car parks at Tesco, River Way (Waitrose), Bell Walk and the railway station are privately owned.
The only pay car park is the main one at the station. The other car parks are governed by time restrictions.