Highways & Neighbourhoods Cabinet Member – Minutes – 8 August 2011

15 (15) CHANGES TO CAR PARKING CHARGES – The Director of Infrastructure Services submitted a report seeking approval for the introduction of free parking on selected pay and display car parks, two hours free parking in Brigg and one hour in Ashby and Scunthorpe.

The report also outlined the proposal to place a limit on the number of free tickets which could be obtained, how they could be transferred and how this would be managed by the Civil Enforcement Officers.

It was recognised that the economic conditions presented particular difficulties for local businesses and the wider community and as such, it was considered that charging for car parking may discourage visitors. It was anticipated that the introduction of free parking in the proposed sites would encourage greater use of the market sites.

The report outlined the proposed changes, from Thursday 1 September 2011 in Brigg, Thursday 8 September 2011 in Ashby and Thursday 15 September 2011 in Scunthorpe. The proposals outlined within the report were for the introduction of free parking for two hours in all car parks in Brigg, for one hour in all car parks in Ashby and for one hour on three selected short stay car parks in Scunthorpe. This would be limited to one visit, per site, per day.

Resolved – (a) That the introduction of free parking as outlined within the report be approved, and (b) that the limit of one free visit per vehicle, per site, per day and a restriction on the transfer of free tickets between the three designated Scunthorpe car parks only, 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.