Decision details

Parking Strategy Review and Proposed Changes to Charges and Conditions in Council Car Parks

Decision Maker: Policy and Resources Committee, Council

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Consideration of the order as part of the budget setting process. Approval to consult will be sought before coming back to committee in the New Year.



a)     To note the external consultant’s (Steer) Parking Strategy review and its key findings and recommendations;

b)     The Committee to consider any future disposal of city centre car parks identified in the current Local Plan on a case by case basis following specific public consultation and provided there is evidence of overall spare capacity;

c)     To undertake public consultation on the closure of Northgate Car Park;

d)     To consider any additional city centre car park disposals through the review of the next Local Plan;

e)     That the Off Street Parking Places Order (OSPPO) changes contained in Appendix 7 are taken to public consultation;

f)      That the car park improvements identified in paragraph 2.6 are included in the council’s capital Budget; and

g)     That a decision on whether to provide zero emission buses in the next Park & Ride contract will be made when tenders are evaluated in April 2020.


Reason for the decision: The proposals would help to meet the existing objectives of the parking strategy, many of the proposals would have a positive impact of climate change and the additional revenue raised would be used to fund other transport/parking improvements that council may wish to deliver as well helping to close the council’s overall funding gap and maintain essential services.

Publication date: 29/11/2019

Date of decision: 13/11/2019

Decided at meeting: 13/11/2019 - Policy and Resources Committee

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