Plans to extend Worthing controlled parking zone

AT least another 35 Worthing roads will be incorporated in the town’s central controlled parking zone (CPZ), if proposed extensions to the scheme are implemented.

An update on the CPZ review will be given at the next meeting of Worthing county local committee on Wednesday, February 2, at St Paul’s Community Centre, Chapel Road, from 7pm to 9pm.

An exhibition detailing proposed changes to the CPZ boundaries will be open from 6.30pm and West Sussex County Council highways representatives will be present to answer people’s questions and concerns.

Roads so far affected by the proposals are:

Western Area: Tarring Road (from St Botolph’s Road to the current CPZ), Heene Road, Browning Road, Shakespeare Road, Longfellow Road, Chaucer Road, Cowper Road and Manor Road (from Heene Road to Shakespeare Road).

Northern Area: Cecilian Avenue, Broadwater Road (from Cecilian Avenue to the current CPZ), Livesay Crescent, Garrick Road, Marston Road, Westcourt Road, The Quashetts, King Edward Avenue (between Broadwater Road and Ivy Arch Road), Ivy Arch Road and Bashfords Lane. Also to include Centrecourt Road/Centrecourt Close/Osmonde Close.

Eastern Area: Ashwood Close, Chesswood Road, Chesswood Close, Stuart Close, Ham Road, Dawes Avenue, Dawes Close, Colebrook Close, Chester Avenue, Ten Acres, Lyndhurst Road, Pendine Avenue, Church Walk (from Ham Road to the current CPZ) and Navarino Road.

But Westbourne Avenue, north of King Edward Avenue, is not included, and is likely to prove a magnet for drivers seeking unrestricted parking.

Some residents outside the proposed extensions have asked for their roads to be included in the CPZ.