Chichester Road Space Audit

Closed 31 Oct 2017

Opened 15 Aug 2017

Feedback updated 26 Mar 2018

We asked

We asked for your views on the principles containted in the Chichester Space Audit.

You said

There were a total of 189 electronic responses recorded during the consultation period. A further 25 responses were either submitted in writing or received outside of this period. There were also numerous posts submitted via social media that have also been considered.

We did

The results fed into recommendations which were presented to the South Chichester CLC on the 20th February 2018 (link to agenda), and were circulated to Members and Senior Officers both at the County Council and Chichester District Council prior to this.  The outcome of this meeting will be shared as soon as the minutes become available


There are growing pressures on the on-street parking space within Chichester. Introducing new Residents’ Parking Schemes and individual Traffic Regulation Orders (e.g. yellow lines) are often not the whole answer and sometimes can simply move the problem on to other areas.  

West Sussex County Council has therefore piloted a new approach that seeks to create a longer term plan to meet current and future on-street parking demands.  This plan would define how its approach to parking can help support things like alternative travel solutions (bus, rail, cycle, walk etc.), infrastructure improvements, safety considerations and development (e.g. housing).  

Working in partnership with Chichester District Council, the County Council has undertaken a ‘Road Space Audit’ for Chichester. This audit provides survey data that allows it to understand the current parking demand, both on and off-street, and how it is used.  The audit also identifies future demands and pressures on the road network and parking supply which allows for some outline recommendations for improvement.  This allows the County and District Councils to best understand what measures and resources might be required in order to meet these challenges, adjust parking supply and make the best of Chichester as a place.

The Road Space Audit is designed to be an advisory document that complements and supports many of the aims of existing statutory plans and new studies being progressed by both the County and District Councils. Two examples of such studies are provided below.

Why we are consulting

Both the County and District Council are keen for the general public to be able to read and comment on the Road Space Audit.  The audit contains a number of broad concepts and suggestions and we are keen to stress that these are NOT formal proposals and that no decisions have been made on how or if to proceed. Indeed, there remains a great deal of discussion before anything may be taken forward but we are keen to hear your views now so that they may assist in the decision making process.

So please take time to read the audit and give us your views by clicking the link below. The information you provide will be treated in the strictest confidence and will be processed in compliance with the 1998 Data Protection Act. Your details will not be passed on to any third party and the information you provide will not be used for any other purpose without your prior written permission.

You can view the Chichester Road Space Audit (PDF) by clicking the Related Documents link below. The document is available to view when completing the survey.

A paper copy of the Chichester Road Space Audit is available for public viewing at Chichester Library  The address for the library is:

Chichester LIbrary, Tower St, Chichester PO19 1QJ.

If you need this information in an alternative format please email or call 01243 642105



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