Decision Maker: Lead Member for Transport and Environment
Decision status: Recommendations approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: No
To consider the consultation on proposed changes to on-street parking permit and parking tariff charges.
9.1 The Lead Member considered a report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport.
9.2 The Lead Member RESOLVED to: 1) note the proposals on increasing parking pay & display charges and the proposed changes to permit charges; and
2) approve that a six week consultation should be undertaken on the proposals outlined in this report.
9.3 Each of the three Controlled Parking Areas were set up some years apart and with varying types of parking provision to satisfy the particular needs of the local community. There are similarities between the three areas, however, there are different levels of charging in each area and the difference is particularly noticeable in the different charges for permits.
9.4 The effective control of parking is a crucial element of wider transport strategies as set out in the Local Transport Plan (LTP). It supports the local economy by assisting with the management of congestion and the availability and demand for parking spaces as well as encouraging greater use of more sustainable forms of transport.
9.5 The consultation will seek to understand people’s views on the Council’s proposed approach to the management of parking demand across the county through the increase in on-street pay & display parking tariffs and parking permit charges. The consultation will also look to better understand whether these proposed changes will encourage drivers to use sustainable forms of transport and/or to use vehicles that emit lower levels of pollutants.
Report author: Rupert Clubb
Publication date: 26/07/2019
Date of decision: 17/06/2019
Decided at meeting: 17/06/2019 - Lead Member for Transport and Environment