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ROD: CIty Centre Parking Fees from August 2020

21/08/2020 - ROD: CIty Centre Parking Fees from August 2020

Matter for Decision:

Approve the creation of a single tariff of £1 per hour Monday to Sunday 24/7 at city Council owned multi-storey and surface car parks for up to three months until the 31st October with the ability to review on a monthly basis to determine need and efficacy of the arrangements.

 

·  Retain the provision of free parking permits for public and voluntary sector key workers to be reviewed at the end of August

 

·  Remove the provision of a City Centre Worker permit at the discounted rate, as all parking will be at the £1/hour rate

 

·  Reinstate the enforcement of parking fees in City Council owned surface car parks from the end of August.

Why the decision had to be made (and any alternative options):

The decision needs to be made urgently to support city centre recovery and the next planning and transport scrutiny committee is not until September.

 

If the decision is not made now the return of customers to the city centre (within public health guidelines) and business income likely to be impacted resulting in further delay to economic recovery.

The Executive Councillor’s decision(s):

·  Approved the creation of a single tariff of £1 per hour Monday to Sunday 24/7 at city Council owned multi-storey and surface car parks for up to three months until the 31st October with the ability to review on a monthly basis to determine need and efficacy of the arrangements.

 

·  Agreed to retain the provision of free parking permits for public and voluntary sector key workers to be reviewed at the end of August

 

·  Removed the provision of a City Centre Worker permit at the discounted rate, as all parking will be at the £1/hour rate

 

·  Agreed to reinstate the enforcement of parking fees in City Council owned surface car parks from the end of August.

Reasons for the decision:

As detailed in the Officers report attached.

Scrutiny consideration:

The Chair and Spokesperson of Planning and Transport Scrutiny Committee were consulted prior to the action being authorised.

Report:

Can be viewed at the link below:

https://democracy.cambridge.gov.uk/ecSDDisplay.aspx?NAME=SD1544&ID=1544&RPID=66673284

Conflicts of interest:

None

Comments:

Adverse comments were made by the Opposition Spokes,

Councillor Bick.

 

The decision will be reported back to the Planning and Transport Scrutiny Committee in the autumn cycle (29 September 2020)