Shropshire Council

Changes to various car parks around the county

  • Period: 09 May 2018 - 06 June 2018
  • Status: Closed
  • Audiences: Everyone
  • Topics: Traffic management
  • Type: Public

Title of Scheme

Changes to various Car Parks around the County

Description

Shropshire Council is proposing to make an Order to facilitate a number of proposals related to the phased implementation and provision of its new parking strategy.

It is proposed to set standard banding levels and introduce new tariffs for parking including the introduction of tariffs charged at a linear hourly rate enabling customers only to have to pay for the period of parking they require.

In specified car parks the proposals include an 8 hour cap on parking tariffs, the introduction of weekly tickets, the additional provision of season tickets, off-street residents permits and availability of new concessions on Sundays, bank and public holidays. Pay and display parking provision for cars and small vans will also be introduced at the Crossways, Church Stretton site.

It is also proposed to remove all existing restrictions on periods of maximum stay and minimum return, as well as provide a free 5 minute concessionary parking period in all pay and display car parks.

In Shrewsbury, it is proposed that the hours of charging using linear tariffs on all Shropshire Council pay and display car parks within the river loop (with the exception of St Julian’s Friars car park) and on Frankwell Main, Quay and Riverside carparks are extended until 8pm. It is also proposed to extend the opening hours of Raven Meadows multi storey carpark to 24 hours,7 days a week and provide a 3 hour cap on the linear tariff of 3 hours between the hours of 8pm and 8am.

These changes are intended to improve overall parking service provision, promote the efficient use and management of car parks and be a contributing factor in reducing carbon emissions, improving air quality, minimising congestion and improve vibrancy in market towns.

Locations

Car parks in Albrighton, Bishop’s Castle, Bridgnorth, Church Stretton, Cleobury Mortimer, Clun, Craven Arms, Ellesmere, Gobowen, Highley, Ludlow, Market Drayton, Much Wenlock, Oswestry, Prees Heath, Shrewsbury, Wem and Whitchurch

Consultation Begins

9 May 2018

Consultation Ends

6 June 2018

 

Due to technical difficulties this consultation has been extended by one week from 30 May to 6 June 2018. Also, additional information has been added as an attachment to this page.

 

THE SHROPSHIRE COUNCIL

(OFF-STREET PARKING PLACES) ORDER 2011
(AMENDMENT NO. ) ORDER

Shropshire Council hereby makes the following modification to the consultation on proposed changes to its off-street car parks, details of which were published on 9 May 2018:

The deadline for objections, expressions of support, and any other comments, will be extended from 30 May to 6 June 2018.

These are the proposals:

  1. Set a new standard banding and new tariff structure for car parks throughout the County;
  2. Introduce an 8-hour parking cap in specified car parks;
  3. Extend the hours of charging on all Shropshire Council pay & display car parks within the Shrewsbury river loop (excluding St Julian’s Friars car park) and on Frankwell Main, Quay and Riverside Car Parks, to 8pm;
  4. Extend the opening hours of Raven Meadows multi-storey car park to 24 hours, 7 days a week, with a three-hour tariff cap between the hours of 8pm and 8am;
  5. Remove all maximum stay and minimum return restrictions;
  6. Introduce weekly, season and residents’ permits in specified car parks;
  7. Introduce pay & display parking provision for cars and small vans at Crossways, Church Stretton;
  8. Provide a five minute concessionary parking period in all pay & display car parks;
  9. Introduce free parking on Sundays, Bank and Public holidays in Frankwell Main, Quay and Riverside Car Parks, Shrewsbury;
  10. Introduce in specified car parks throughout the County new concessionary tariff rates for parking on Sundays, Bank and Public holidays.

Full details of these proposals are in the deposited documents which may be examined during usual office opening hours at The Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, or at the following libraries: Bridgnorth, Church Stretton, Ellesmere, Ludlow, Market Drayton, Much Wenlock, Oswestry, and Whitchurch. They are also available at Edinburgh House in Wem.

If you wish to raise an objection, express support or make any other comments about these proposals please send an e-mail to: traffic.engineering@shropshire.gov.uk by 6 June 2018. You may also ring 0345 678 9006 for more information.

Please note that, for legal reasons, objections must be made in writing or by e-mail, and should state the grounds on which the objection is made. Objections cannot be accepted over the phone.

16 May 2018

 

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Documents

If you wish to raise an objection, express support or make any other comments about these proposals, please send an email to: traffic.engineering@shropshire.gov.uk by 6 June 2018. You may also ring 0345 678 9006 for more information.

Please note that, for legal reasons, objections must be made in writing or by email, and should state the grounds on which the objection is made. Objections cannot be accepted over the phone.

 

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