Decision details

On street parking permits and charges

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To review and support the outcome and recommendations following the first stage consultation on proposals to address air quality and traffic management issues through the management of parking behaviour on the highway.


RESOLVED (unanimously) that the Cabinet agreed to:


1.  Consider the feedback to the consultation on proposals for on street parking permits, including terms and conditions.

2.  Support and agree to the progression of proposals outlined in section 3 of this report to statutory consultation and notification progression, namely Emissions based residents permits; Hotel permits; Medical permits; Visitor and Trade parking permits.

3.  Support and agree to the adoption of the On-street Parking Permit Terms and Conditions (Appendix 2).

4.  Support and agree to delegate future operational changes to the On-street Parking Permit Terms and Conditions, including the withdrawal of permits, to be agreed between the Cabinet Member for Transport and the relevant Director.

5.  To note the approvals previously provided by Single Member Decision (E3253) to take proposals to statutory consultation, namely on street parking charges; Sunday on street charges; Prioritise transport hierarchy; and the use of any surplus raised from the proposals. 

6.  To support and agree to the recommendation that only existing properties with a Hotel; Holiday Let; or Guest House permit will be able to have Hotel permits from the date the Traffic Regulation Order is sealed.


Reasons for the decision:

A range of proposals affecting on street parking permits have been developed aimed to improve air quality through a major shift to mass transport, walking and cycling and incentives to reduce the use of more polluting vehicles in order to secure the safer movement of pedestrian traffic on the highway by reducing the public health risks posed to them by air pollution.  These proposals are also aimed to facilitate the achievement of strategic outcomes of local transport policy by reducing congestion and vehicle intrusion into neighbourhoods, and particularly residential neighbourhoods and align with the Council policy on Liveable Neighbourhoods.

Alternative options considered:

As per report.

Report author: Andrew Dunn

Publication date: 20/07/2021

Date of decision: 20/07/2021

Decided at meeting: 20/07/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 28/07/2021

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