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Preston Park parking restriction proposed in Brighton

A new scheme has been proposed to stop people leaving their cars at Brighton's Preston Park while they go to work.

The move by Brighton and Hove City Council follows a petition signed by more than 2,000 people.

At present there are no controls on parking in roads within the park.

The council is considering allowing parking in only two areas and setting a limit of six hours. The council wants to free up spaces for people who want to "enjoy the park".

Pete West, cabinet member for environment and sustainability, said: "We have had a lot of complaints about the level of parking in Preston Park, and a large proportion of cars in the park belong to people who have gone off to work or do other things away from the park.

"The proposal is aimed at stopping the park being used as a car park in this way and freeing up spaces for people who are actually visiting the enjoying the park."

The council is also proposing to introduce a parking charge as another deterrent.

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