Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Response to the referral from South Lakeland
Local Committee to consider developing an integrated strategic
direction for on and off-street parking across Cumbria to ensure
consistency, improve quality of service to users, and enhance the
The Corporate Director – Environment and Community Services provided a response to the referral from South Lakeland Local Committee requesting that Cabinet develop an integrated strategy with other local authorities and bodies, for on and off-street parking across Cumbria. Members were advised that whilst the Council would support measures to co-ordinate the management of on and off-street parking and that it was acknowledged that this could be a welcome boost to tourism previous attempts to progress this had been unsuccessful primarily due to the inherent difficulties in bringing such a large group (the parking operators) with widely differing priorities together. Further work was required to make sure the conditions were right for a suitable scheme to be developed and implemented in the future.
RESOLVED, that Cabinet agree the need for a county wide parking strategy in principle but does not at this stage commit to the introduction of the strategy until further work has been done to identify a basis for its introduction.
Report author: Nick Raymond
Publication date: 02/12/2014
Date of decision: 27/11/2014
Decided at meeting: 27/11/2014 - Cabinet
Effective from: 10/12/2014