Highways & Neighbourhoods Cabinet Member – Minutes – 15 December 2011

49  (48)  BRANT ROAD, SCUNTHORPE – PERMITS FOR RESIDENTS – The Director of Infrastructure Services submitted a report seeking approval to increase the charge for a resident parking permit on Brant Road, Scunthorpe, to bring the price in line with other resident parking schemes.

Residents of Brant Road could apply for a permit to exempt them from the one hour parking restriction in place on Brant Road.  This was introduced in 1987 and followed complaints that hospital workers were using the street to park all day.  The scheme applied to 40 addresses, and a charge of £10 had previously been charged to offset administrative costs.  The permits were renewed every other year, and it was explained that the latest renewal date had been 31 October 2011, for which a decision was needed.

Following the introduction of civil parking enforcement, a resident parking scheme was established in Brigg.   Permits for the Brigg scheme cost £50 and were renewed annually.  It was considered that it would be good practice to have a consistent annual charge across all residents’ parking schemes, which could then be reviewed as part of the council’s charging framework.

Having contacted other councils who operated similar schemes it was deemed that a charge of £50 was consistent with other schemes in the region.  The Cabinet Member was advised that residents in Brigg had responded positively to a charge of £50 and viewed this as a reasonable charge in return for the benefits of having a scheme in place.

Resolved – That Option 1 as detailed within the report, to adopt £50 per annum for an annual permit on all residents’ car parking schemes, including Brant Road be approved.

Where there is no report this is because it is exempt, as it contains information which is considered to be of a confidential nature, as detailed in the Local Government (Access to Information) Act.