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Agenda item

INTRODUCTION OF PARKING PERMITS, AND PAID FOR PARKING OF MOTORCYCLES

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

(1)   agreed to carry out a statutory consultation on the proposed introduction of parking permits for motorcycles within CPZ areas and other shared use parking bays where a charge normally applies;

 

(2)   delegated authority to the Deputy Leader of the Council, in consultation with the Strategic Director for Neighbourhoods and Commercial Services, to consider the consultation responses and agree whether to make the Traffic Management Order. Pricing will fall in line with current residents and business permit structures; and

 

(3)   noted that these charges would align with any future increased to parking charges.

 

OPTIONS & ALTERNATIVES CONSIDERED

Dedicated motorcycle bays have been considered. However, this would reduce the capacity for permit parking.

 

Minutes:

Councillor Loakes introduced the report and highlighted the anomaly as parking permits were not required for motorcycles.  He explained that the proposed change would encourage residents to cycle or use public transport and potentially contribute to reducing emissions in the borough.   

 

The Leader stated that the recommendations would allow residents the chance to have their say on the proposals.

 

Cabinet:

 

(1)   agreed to carry out a statutory consultation on the proposed introduction of parking permits for motorcycles within CPZ areas and other shared use parking bays where a charge normally applies;

 

(2)   delegated authority to the Deputy Leader of the Council, in consultation with the Strategic Director for Neighbourhoods and Commercial Services, to consider the consultation responses and agree whether to make the Traffic Management Order. Pricing will fall in line with current residents and business permit structures; and

 

(3)   noted that these charges would align with any future increased to parking charges.

 

 

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