Work underway on new parking strategy for the Vale of Glamorgan
The Vale of Glamorgan Council is working in partnership with independent technical consultants on developing a new parking strategy for the county.
The strategy will set out principles for addressing a number of issues including provision of residents only and other
controlled parking, parking enforcement, the management and security of the Council’s car parks, coach parking at resorts, and the potential for generating revenue to help fund the Vale’s transport infrastructure through parking charges.
Miles Punter, Director of Environment, said: “Some of our residents’ most common concerns relate to parking issues. We know that in many areas the demand for car parking considerably exceeds supply. This leads to congestion in many town centres and often during the summer season people are unable to access our resorts.
“With ever increasing car numbers we must find the most efficient use of space we can and this will only be possible through a coherent and strategic approach. This is why the Council has engaged independent experts to help us undertake a thorough review of how we currently
“Given the Council’s current budgetary position, generating revenue that can help support our transport and highways services will obviously be part of the discussion. We will be looking closely at the approach of other local authorities and in particular at successful examples of managing town centre parking.”
Consultation with key stakeholders, including local traders, will begin early in the New Year and it is anticipated that a report setting out the principles for a new parking strategy will be presented to the Council’s cabinet in spring 2018.