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Approval of Changes to Parking Strategy

Decision maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes




1  That authority is given to proceed with the required public consultations to enable implementation of the following amendments to the parking strategy.



Changes to the geographical boundaries for qualification for residents on-street permits to the existing Red zone and Blue area residents parking schemes in Ludlow are assessed and implemented if after full consultation any changes are deemed appropriate.



To introduce concessions that allow, in appropriate circumstances entitlement by residents who hold on-street parking permits to also park within approved specified carparks that are in close proximity to on-street residents parking schemes.



That all loading bays across the county excluding shared use bays should operate 24 hours a day 7 days a week.



That when the number of on-street parking spaces available in any residents parking scheme is less than the number of properties, the on-street residents parking permit criteria restricting allocation to one permit per property, registered in the scheme, be increased to 2 permits per property subject to the completion of a residents survey where 51% or more of the returns indicate a preference and the local Member/s is/are in support.



To assist with the excessive demand for season tickets in some popular carparks it is proposed that the specified maximum number of resident permit and season ticket thresholds for all off street carparks are combined to give an overall maximum threshold for each carpark.



That annual permit concessions for holiday let properties located within an on-street residents parking scheme be provided. Entitlement to be one digital permit per holiday let property at a cost of £100 per permit which is equivalent to the cost of a residents on street permit.



That the times of operation of the evening /overnight tariffs on Mondays to Saturdays in Raven Meadows multi storey car park, Shrewsbury are brought forward to by 2 hours to apply between the hours of 6.00pm and 8.00am.



That on Mondays to Saturdays in Raven Meadows multi storey car park, Shrewsbury a 2 hour rather than the existing 3-hour tariff cap to the evening /overnight tariffs should apply.



2  That the Executive Director of Place in consultation with the Portfolio Holder, be given delegated authority to consider the outcomes of the consultation decide whether to implement recommendations i to viii following the public consultation, and to make, publish and confirm any TRO changes required as a result of the implementation of any of the proposed changes to the Strategy.


3  That the following amendments to the parking strategy are approved and implemented:


That digital tickets (primarily pay by mobile) are added as an additional payment option to the on-street pay and display service.



That Shropshire Council absorb the convenience fee on all digital ticket payments


4  That the proposal for season tickets to be made available on the Shrewsbury Park and Ride service with an annual season ticket tariff of £200 per annum is considered within the on-going review of the service.




Publication date: 04/09/2019

Date of decision: 04/09/2019

Decided at meeting: 04/09/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 13/09/2019

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