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Brighton and Hove Albion stadium parking zones approved

Brighton's new Amex Stadium
Image caption Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club moved into the new Amex stadium in July 2012

Parking restrictions are to be introduced in streets close to Brighton and Hove Albion's stadium to prevent match-day traffic problems.

Brighton and Hove City councillors agreed to create residents' parking zones in Coldean and Moulsecoomb areas near the Amex stadium.

Residents can apply for one free permit and a transferable visitor permit for match and event days starting in June.

The scheme was approved on Tuesday evening following a consultation.

"Life will be made easier for residents who live near the stadium now that the match and event day parking scheme has been given the go ahead," said Councillor Ian Davey, chair of the city's transport committee.

Brighton and Hove City said up to 25 additional one-day visitor permits would be available per year at a cost of £2.60 each.

Free business, school and carer permits will also be introduced, while blue badge holders will continue to be able to park for free.

Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club moved into the Amex stadium in July 2012.

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