Decision details

Adoption of a Parking Strategy and associated charges and the development of Odd Down Coach Park

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


An outline of the development of Parking and a Coach Parking Strategies and the steps taken to reach final draft documents.  The report includes proposed changes to parking charges in line with the outcomes identified in the draft Parking Strategy.


RESOLVED (unanimously) that the Cabinet:


2.1  Agreed with the proposed changes to parking charges set out in the Report which will be taken forward through the necessary statutory process, alongside the adoption of the Parking Strategy;


2.2  Approved the use of Odd Down Park & Ride for long stay coach parking.

Reasons for the decision:

The Parking Strategy and the development of Odd Down Coach Park support the Councils previously adopted relevant polices and strategies and provide a policy framework for future decision making and development of the Parking Service.

Alternative options considered:

To abandon the Parking Strategy – this option is rejected because the proposed strategy is a potential key document setting down a parking framework in the district and has been arrived at from a comprehensive consultative and professional process.


To not implement the parking charge recommendations within the Parking Strategy – this option was rejected as the Parking Strategy is designed to achieve the modal shift and air quality improvement sought, and helps promote sustainable transport options.


To not implement ODD Down Coach Park – This option was rejected as it would have a fundamental impact on the delivery of the Bath Enterprise Zone.

Report author: Chris Major

Publication date: 07/02/2018

Date of decision: 07/02/2018

Decided at meeting: 07/02/2018 - Cabinet

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