Decision details

OUTCOME AND DECISION - PARKING CHARGE AMENDMENTS 2024 / 2025

Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Sustainable Communities, Regeneration & Economic Recovery

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

 

The purpose of this decision report is to enable consideration of the objections received from members of the public following the statutory consultation process on the proposals to update the Emissions Based Parking Tariffs in the borough.

 

The Executive Mayor’s Business Plan sets the main policy drivers for the new parking policy to be fair, supportive, transparent and efficient and the proposed amendments to the parking charges helps to meet these aims. The new parking charges recognise that vehicles are increasingly more efficient, whilst not penalising the cost of the less efficient vehicles that may be more likely to be used by those that are less likely to be able to upgrade their vehicle.

Decision:

 

Resolved to:

 

1.1            Consider the objections and other submissions received to the notice of proposals at Appendix 3, which are included in full at Appendix 1 and Appendix 2 and summarised, along with officer responses to main themes, in section 5 of this report.

 

1.2            Agree the changes to parking charges and arrangements in the borough as set out in the notice of proposals in Appendix 3.

 

1.3            Delegate to the Road Space Manager, Sustainable Communities Directorate the authority to:

 

1.3.1      make the necessary Traffic Management Orders under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) to implement the proposals at Appendix 3 from 16 July 2024.

 

1.3.2      comply with all other publication and procedural requirements to effect the proposed changes; and

 

1.3.3      inform all respondents of the decision, where possible.

 

Reasons for the decision:

As contained in the report.

Alternative options considered:

The alternative option to implementing the traffic order proposal as advertised would be to abandon it and retain the current fees and charges, emissions thresholds and tariff structures.

 

However, the recommendations complement Croydon’s New Parking Policy and the proposed new charges aimed at simplifying parking charges and recognising that vehicles are increasingly more efficient, whilst not penalising the cost of the less efficient vehicles that may be more likely to be used by those that are less likely to be able to upgrade their vehicle.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:

None

Publication date: 05/07/2024

Date of decision: 05/07/2024

Date comes into force if not called in: 16/07/2024

Call-in deadline date: 15/07/2024

Current call-in Count: 0

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