Decision details

Implementation of Car Parking Pricing

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To consider the car parking pricing policy




(1)          That the following proposed car parking changes be noted:

·         Increase the 1st hour from £1.10 to £1.20. This will increase income broadly in line with inflation.

·         Keep the 2nd and 3rd hour unchanged as parking usage has demonstrated that use has declined and is not competitive with alternative car parking offers.

·         Increase the daily charge from £5.00 to £5.50 – an increase of 10p per hour - in line with inflation and as long stay car parks are showing increasing demand from increasing numbers of workers returning to office.

·         Increase the ultra short stay from £1.10 to £1.20 for ½ hour. Increase the hour rate from  £1.60 to £1.70 in ultra short stay car parks, where it is evidenced that there is increasing demand.


(2)          That the publishing of the revised charges be approved.

Reason Key: Significant Expenditure or Savings and effect on communities in two or more wards;

Corporate Priorities : An enterprising economy with strong and vibrant local centres;

Reason No Public Access: No

Declarations: None

Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No

Contact: Ed Potter, Assistant Director Environmental Services Email: Tel: 01295 227023.

Report author: Ed Potter

Publication date: 04/07/2023

Date of decision: 03/07/2023

Decided at meeting: 03/07/2023 - Executive

Effective from: 08/07/2023

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