Cabinet decision on car parking charges
In summary the main changes that will now be subject to full consultation, as prescribed through the Off Sreet Parking Order process, are:
- A reduction in the most used (1 hour) tariff price across all of our short stay car parks
- A slight increased charge on some of our longer stay tariffs
- Removal of some half hour stays in order to increase “dwell time” by the shoppers
- Introduction of more parking stay options in our long stay car parks
- Maintain ten amenity car parks across the district which are free to use
- Maintain a free half hour parking during the night and a price freeze on pay and display tariffs for overnight, Sunday and Bank Holiday parking
- Frozen allocated, day and night permits
- Reduction in the cost of obtaining a night-time permit from £180 to an annual payment of £100 or 12 monthly payments of £10
- Four free Saturdays in our long stay car parks in the lead up to Christmas
Cabinet Member for Finance, Cllr Alex White, said:
“Any changes to parking tariffs is always a difficult one. The Cabinet has looked to strike the right balance between generating sufficient income to off-set the significant costs of operating our ten pay & display car parks and offering its residents and visitors value for money.”
All of the proposed tariffs will now be advertised in the local press and on all of the car park boards situated at the entrance to all of our car parks.
It is envisaged that the new charging strategy will be implemented in January 2020.