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Meeting: 30/06/2020 - Cabinet (Item 5)

5 Introduction of Two Hours Free Parking in Town Centre Car Parks pdf icon PDF 99 KB

Key Decision

Portfolio Holder for Streets, Parks and Town Centres: Councillor David Martin

 

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED that

a)    the proposal to introduce two hours free parking in town centre car parks from early September 2020, be agreed;

 

b)    the Notice of Variation, as appended to the report, and to proceed to implement the variation in accordance with the legislative procedure once the new Parking Order is made (in line with the timeframe set out in the report), be approved;

 

c)    parking will remain free in all Council car parks across the District until the new charges come into force.

 

Minutes:

Cabinet were asked to agree the introduction of two hours free parking in town centre car parks from early September 2020.

 

Members considered the alternative option of declining to introduce two hours free parking for town centres but were adamant that the need to support town centre businesses was paramount and outweighed any loss of income.

 

RESOLVED that

a)    the proposal to introduce two hours free parking in town centre car parks from early September 2020, be agreed;

 

b)    the Notice of Variation, as appended to the report, and to proceed to implement the variation in accordance with the legislative procedure once the new Parking Order is made (in line with the timeframe set out in the report), be approved;

 

c)    parking will remain free in all Council car parks across the District until the new charges come into force.

 

Reason:

To support high street businesses to recover from the impacts of the Covid-19 lockdown and to provide longer-term support to attract people into town centres.