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RESIDENTS in the “Poets” district of Worthing have cold-shouldered plans to extend the town’s controlled parking zone to their area.

Proposals to extend the zone (CPZ) westwards to streets such as Shakespeare Road and Longfellow Road, received a cool response in an informal consultation exercise.

The CPZ extensions are being proposed by Worthing county local committee, which comprises borough county councillors.

Residents would have to pay for priority-parking permits near their homes, but committee chairman Bob Smytherman told the Herald: “I understand they just don’t think it is worth paying to park outside their houses.”

So the committee has agreed to advertise just two other areas as part of the formal consultation. They are:

North – Cecilian Avenue, Broadwater Road (from Cecilian Avenue to the current CPZ, Livesay Crescent, Garrick Road, Marston Road, Westbourne Avenue, The Quashetts, King Edward Avenue (between Broadwater Road and Ivy Arch Road), Ivy Arch Road and Bashfords Lane, also to include Centrecourt Road/Close/Osmonde Close.

East – Ashwood Close, Chesswood Road, Chesswood Close, Stuart Close, Ham Road, Dawes Avenue, Dawes Close, Colebrook Close, Chester Avenue, Ten Acres, Lyndhurst Road, Avenue, Church Walk (from Ham Road to the current CPZ) and Navarino Road. It is also recommended a number of minor amendments within the existing CPZ are considered. These include requests for disabled/loading bays, etc.

And a specific study of existing loading bays in the town centre is also planned for this month.

Mr Smytherman stressed the extended CPZ areas were at this stage only proposals.

To have your say on the proposals click on the poll at the top right of this story.

Alternatively, email your views to letters@worthingherald.co.uk including your full name and address.