Alterations to the proposals to introduce car parking management in some District Council owned car parks have been made in the light of responses to the statutory consultation.
The council’s Cabinet has now authorised officers to proceed with making the proposed Traffic Regulation Order with the following changes:
• To reduce the parking charges for up to one hour to 20p from 40p and up to two hours to 50p from 70p.
• Resident permits will be renamed ‘Overnight Permits’ and will be available to anyone who wishes to park in the car parks between 5pm and 9am.
• Season tickets will be available at £40 per month, £100 for three months, £180 for six months and £312 annually. Charges will apply between 8am and 6pm Monday to Saturday in all car parks except Redbrook where charges will apply 8am to 6pm every day.
• Annual permits, overnight permits and season tickets can be used in all the car parks where charging is introduced and will relate to the holder rather than a specific vehicle.
Through the Statutory Consultation the council received 173 responses. Analysis of these responses can be seen on the council’s website at www.fdean.gov.uk/go/parking.
Cllr Brian Robinson, cabinet member for Efficient Council and Planning Policy said: “Thank you again to everyone who took the time to look at the proposed order and give us feedback.
“Following on from this we have analysed the responses and are pleased to make these alterations. Permits and tickets will be able to be used by the holder which means people can share their permit in their household or place of work, helping them to get the best value for money from it.
“Tickets and permits will, of course, be transferable between car parks meaning people can park in one town and then go on to park in other towns on the same permit or valid ticket.”
Cllr Robinson added: “Those who responded and gave us a postal or email address are being written to by the council to let them know about the decision made and the feedback we received in the statutory consultation.”
The council will work closely with Gloucestershire County Council to monitor the effect displacement parking has on neighbouring streets across the district so the impact on residential areas can be addressed.