Decision details

*Republished - no longer subject to call in* Parking Permit Prices Review

Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Business and Environmental Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


The Corporate Director – Business and Environmental Services (BES) and the BES Executive Members noted the outcome of the review into parking permit prices and agreed to consider further the principle of Option 2. However, a further report was requested setting out proposals based on Option 2 including a focus on rationalising and standardising the proposed charge levels.

Reasons for the decision:

PLEASE NOTE This decision was originally published on or near the date of the decision and so call in no longer applies. It has been re-published as part of the change in committee management system that we use.

At this stage the decision is to give further consideration to the principle of Option 2 as this appears to provide the most appropriate solution and is in line with the Parking Strategies and Management guidelines which indicate that the cost of permits must be linked to the costs of administering the scheme. In assessing whether to proceed with Option 2 there needs to be an analysis of the legal aspects of the proposal, having regard to current legislation, case law and statutory guidance, as highlighted at para 11.1 of the report together with consideration of rationalising and standardising charges.

Alternative options considered:

Option 1 would have involved smaller increases but the report considered that it did not provide the potential to remove the current moratorium on permit zone requests – the County Council have a duty under Section 122(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 to exercise their functions as road traffic authority so as to secure (inter alia) the provision of suitable and adequate parking facilities on and off the highway.

Publication date: 30/04/2021

Date of decision: 20/09/2017