Report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport
71.1 The Lead Member considered a report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport.
71.2 The Lead Member referred to recent correspondence received from local residents expressing their views about the introduction of parking charges at Ashdown Forest.
71.3 The Lead Member RESOLVED to: Grant the approval required by Section 18 of The Ashdown Forest Act 1974 to the parking charges proposed by the Conservators of the Ashdown Forest.
71.4 County Council Officers have been supporting the Conservators in drawing up their plans to introduce parking charges across the Forest and made no representation to their consultation in 2021.
71.5 The Board of Conservators have undertaken a great deal of work to explore the potential for introducing parking charges and have deemed that these charges are necessary for the long-term preservation, use and enjoyment of the Ashdown Forest as an amenity space for the public.