Agenda item

Review of Parking Charges

The Cabinet is requested to consider the report and its appendices and make the following resolutions:

 

1.    That the proposal as set out in 5.1 of this report to increase car parking charges, which subject to consultation responses, be implemented from 1 April 2021 for a one year period be approved.

2.    That some further minor amendments to the Parking Order to provide further clarification on details relating to the use of the Council’s car parks as set out in 3.9 of this report be approved. 

3.    That the Director of Growth and Place be authorised to give appropriate notice of any revised charges or changes as set out within this report pursuant to the Off-street Parking Places (Consolidation) Order 2019 and the Road Traffic Act 1984. 

Decision:

RESOLVED

 

1.    That the proposal as set out in 5.1 of this report to increase car parking charges, which subject to consultation responses, be implemented from 1 April 2021 for a one year period be approved subject to the following amendments:

 

a.    That any individual proposed increase in Appendix 1 exceeding 30p should be reduced to 30p.

b.    That the increase in the Bosham season ticket monthly charge should be reduced to 50p.

 

2.    That some further minor amendments to the Parking Order to provide further clarification on details relating to the use of the Council’s car parks as set out in 3.9 of this report be approved.

 

3.    That the Director of Growth and Place be authorised to give appropriate notice of any revised charges or changes as set out within this report pursuant to the Off-street Parking Places (Consolidation) Order 2019 and the Road Traffic Act 1984.

Minutes:

Cllr Dignum introduced the item. He proposed the following amendment to resolution 1:

 

1.    That any individual proposed increase to parking tariffs in Appendix 1 exceeding 30p should be reduced to 30p.

2.    That the increase in the Bosham season ticket monthly charge should be reduced to 50p.

 

Mrs Murphy added that although the council would not be suspending car parking charges during the second lockdown two initiatives would be in place throughout December:

 

1.    Free parking at the Avenue de Chartres car park every Saturday and Sunday in December.

2.    An extra hours parking when two hours are booked using the Mi Permit App every day in December.

 

Mrs Murphy then clarified that Cabinet were asked to agree for the review to go out to consultation at this stage.

 

Mrs Murphy responded to members comments. With regard to mobile homes parking in the council’s coastal car parks she explained that Civil Enforcement Officers are deployed to provide advice including paying for the number of bays taken up. Height barriers are also in place in many of the council’s car parks. In addition the council’s car park terms and conditions boards state that overnight stays are not permitted. Mrs Murphy confirmed that the council were reviewing the Parking Order and also looking at the support that can be provided by the Police. Members could also consider whether they wished to look into the council offering overnight stays in line with initiatives implemented by several other local authorities.

 

Miss Higenbottam then read a statement on behalf of Cllr Plowman which was screen shared on the meetings webcast.  In response to the statement Mrs Murphy clarified that  a number of the council’s car parks offer free parking opportunities. The council has also continued its free parking offer for NHS staff. With regard to concerns about the safety of paying at car parking machines during the pandemic Mrs Murphy explained that the council’s machines offer contactless payment options and payment can also be made by the Mi Permit App. She added that parking charges are considered by the council’s Car Parking Forum which has community and business representatives.

 

In a vote the following resolutions were agreed:

 

RESOLVED

 

1.    That the proposal as set out in 5.1 of this report to increase car parking charges, which subject to consultation responses, be implemented from 1 April 2021 for a one year period be approved subject to the following amendments:

 

a.    That any individual proposed increase to parking tariffs in Appendix 1 exceeding 30p should be reduced to 30p.

b.    That the increase in the Bosham season ticket monthly charge should be reduced to 50p.

 

2.    That some further minor amendments to the Parking Order to provide further clarification on details relating to the use of the Council’s car parks as set out in 3.9 of this report be approved.

 

3.    That the Director of Growth and Place be authorised to give appropriate notice of any revised charges or changes as set out within this report pursuant to the Off-street Parking Places (Consolidation) Order 2019 and the Road Traffic Act 1984.

 

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