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Parking strategy - section 4

  • Period: 21 July 2017 - 17 October 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • Audiences: Everyone
  • Topics: Traffic management
  • Type: Public

What we’re proposing

To simplify and improve the waiver system we’re proposing to stop issuing green and red waivers and introduce a new ‘tradesperson/work waiver’.

Each waiver will cost £20 per vehicle, and will be valid for one day. The fee is to cover the council’s administration costs.

Each application will be considered and authorised by our Parking team.

Why are we proposing this?

As part of the review of our parking strategy we’re proposing to end the current system of long-stay and short-stay car parking, by introducing parking tickets that allow you to park without a maximum stay limit in our car parks and on-street pay and display areas. Section 1 of the consultation gives more detail on this.

If this is agreed it will mean that tradespeople will no longer have to purchase ‘green type’ waivers if they want to park for extended periods. Instead they’ll be able to purchase a ticket for the period of stay required – or they can apply for the new type of waiver.

Additionally, as ‘green type waivers’ are flexible and easy to obtain, this can have a negative impact on other service users. For example, if a trade vehicle is parked in a loading bay for a long period, this can make it difficult for someone who wants to use that bay to make a delivery.

To comment on this proposal, click on the 'How to get involved' tab above.

Have your say on the proposal included in section 4 of the parking strategy consultation using our survey.

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