Notes from meeting Dec 11th 2018

London Road LAT – 11th December 2018 – Notes

Apologies from Sandy Crowhurst, and post-meeting, Rowan Mitchell, Mike Hedgethorne, Tony Firmin, Mike Gray, Penny Morley

After the mince pies the following items were discussed informally:

Some updates:

1. Consultation regarding Oxford Street Medical Centre – being enlarged to amalgamate with St Peters’ and North Laine Medical Centre

We have just completed a leaflet drop in the local area to residents and businesses informing them of two engagement events on Thursday 13 December – one between 1 & 2 pm and the other between 6 &  8pm, both being held at our current premises.

-I’ve asked Carol Whitney from Medical Centre to come to the January Meeting.

2. Pelham Street Greater Brighton Metropolitan college – demolition of buildings on East for housing, extensions into the existing car park.

BH2018/02607 | Hybrid planning application comprising: Full Planning application Site A (West of Pelham Street): External alterations and internal refurbishment to the existing college building and redevelopment of the existing car park to provide 3 storey extensions to the existing college (D1 use), disabled parking spaces with new vehicular access, cycle parking spaces, open space and landscaping. Outline Application Site B (East of Pelham Street): Demolition of York, Trafalgar and Cheapside Buildings and the erection of up to 135 residential units (C3 use) at maximum 6 storeys with associated new and relocated vehicular accesses, car and cycle parking (with all matters reserved except access, external layout and scale). | Greater Brighton Metropolitan College Pelham Street Brighton BN1 4FA

– was heard at Planning 5th December 2018… but no outcome noted on website. Post-meeting: the application was in fact accepted.

3. BH2018/02699 Application is in for 118-132 London Road – purpose built student accommodation with retail kept on ground floor. – they came in the Autumn and did a presentation which the LAT did not object to

4. No news on Vantage Point or Longley estate to report

5. Clyde Road Fire engine dropped kerb – “No entry” signs are now in place … no sign of promised enforcement camera (?)

6. Post-meeting note; extract from Council website:

ENVIRONMENT, TRANSPORT & SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE Agenda Item 43 Subject: Parking Schemes Update report Date of Meeting: 27th November 2018

Item 5 – community engagement and consultation

Zone J (London Road Station area) Review

5.18 Residents presented a petition to the ETS Committee in June 2018

as they are concerned about the Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) Zone J south of the railway line (i.e. between Viaduct Road and Ditchling Rise). It was outlined that the original advantage of the CPZ was that the residents could park during the day, and overnight within reasonable walking distance of their homes. However, it was felt that Zone J has

now become to large following extensions to the scheme.

Since the extension of Zone J north of the railway line residents have had parking difficulties particularly in the evening.

5.19 Residents would like the Council to take steps either to divide the zone up into smaller areas along the railway line, or use some other method to bring back the benefits of the original smaller zone.

– Note 8th January 2019 planned for AGM, 12th Feb 2019 (PW absent) Derek Wright – Valley Gardens, invited [but unable to attend]

7. Simon Bannister presented his current research and survey into the situation in Providence Place Gardens. After the analysis solutions will be put together. People are welcome to contribute any other unsatisfactory features of the current situation.

Please feel free to add, correct, comment …