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SLLC 5.10.21 COUNTY HALL PARKING PERMITS

Meeting: 05/10/2021 - County Council Local Committee for South Lakeland (Item 31)

31 COUNTY HALL CAR PARK - INTRODUCTION OF ANNUAL PERMIT CHARGE pdf icon PDF 474 KB

[Electoral Divisions: All South Lakeland]

 

To consider a report by the Executive Director – Economy and Infrastructure

 

This report makes recommendations to amend The County of Cumbria (County Hall, Kendal) (Off-Street Parking Places) Order 2020 to provide the introduction of an annual permit charge of £350 in Area 5, the main public parking area, as an alternative option to the current daily tariffs. It also recommends that the Local Committee agrees to proceed to statutory consultation and advertisement of the amendments to the Order and subject to no objections they authorise the bringing into force of the Order.

Minutes:

A report was considered from the Executive Director – Economy and Infrastructure regarding the County Hall Car Park - Introduction of  Annual Permit Charge.  The report made recommendations to the Local Committee to amend The County of Cumbria (County Hall, Kendal) (Off-Street Parking Places) Order 2020 to provide the introduction of an annual permit charge of £350 in Area 5, the main public parking area, as an alternative option to the current daily tariffs. It also recommended that South Lakeland Local Committee agree to proceed to statutory consultation and advertisement of the amendments to the Order and subject to no objections, authorise the bringing into force of the Order. Any objections to the Order would be brought to a future Local Committee meeting to resolve the issues.

 

The Traffic Manager - Highways Assets and Strategy presented the report and outlined the current position for paying for parking at County Hall. Members were informed about the arrangements in place at SLDC for parking in its car parks, with the costs and locations of its car parks detailed for the Committee. Current staff parking arrangements were reported and it was highlighted that demand for parking spaces may reduce following a ‘New Ways of Working’ initiative being introduced by the County Council, for all staff.

 

A member asked how many staff would be affected by parking permit changes, if the car park could be full of staff parking for free, how many staff members would get a parking permit and if the change to the existing staff parking permit to cover 7 days from 5 was for staff who worked on a 7 day rota.

 

The Traffic Manager - Highways Assets and Strategy advised on the number of staff permits available and who was entitled to them until 2022 when there would be review of staff parking permits. The number of staff who would be affected by the charges was not known.

 

A short discussion took place on the parking arrangements for the disabled and Blue Badge owners.

 

It was noted that a review of parking charges would be ongoing. This was welcomed by the Chair.

 

The Chair proposed that the recommendations, as set out in the report be agreed. This was seconded by Mr Wilson. These were agreed by assent of the Committee.

 

RESOLVED,   that

 

                          (1)          Local Committee agrees to proceed to statutory consultation and advertisement of amendments to The County of Cumbria (County Hall, Kendal) (Off Street Parking Places) Order 2020 (“the Order”) for the introduction of an annual permit charge of £350 in Area 5, as an alternative option to the current daily tariffs and that the operational days of existing staff permits which are currently valid for 5 days be changed so as to be valid for 7 days;

 

                          (2)          Local Committee agrees that in the event that no objections are received, the Order be brought into operation;

 

                          (3)          Local Committee agrees that any unresolved objections will be brought back to the Local Committee for consideration, otherwise the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 31