The strategy includes proposed charges for:
The proposed charges for town centres are as follows:
Town Centre Short Stay: Up to 2 hours Free, Up to 3 hours, £1.00, Up to 4 hours £2.00, Up to 5 hours £5.00 and all day £6.00.
Town Centre Long Stay: Up to 2 hours Free, Up to 3 hours, £1.00, Up to 4 hours £2.00, Up to 5 hours £4.00 and all day £5.00.
The Draft Parking Strategy recommends extending charges to these locations, in addition to those already in place:
Barry - Cold Knap and Bron y Mor;
Llantwit Major - Cwm Col Huw;
Ogmore by Sea - Portabello;
Penarth - Llywn Passat and Cliff Walk;
Southerndown - West Farm.
The tariffs proposed for these car parks are lower than the current coastal car parks and reflect the fact that there has been no charging at these locations to date.
The proposed tariff in the Summer season is up to 1 hour £1.00, all day £3.00, coaches/ buses £12.00 and in the Winter season is up to 1 hour 50p, all day £1.50 and buses/coaches £6.00.
For these car parks it is proposed that for the first time there will be an option to purchase an annual season ticket for use at all coastal car parks at a cost of £150.
Currently no parking charges are levied at Cosmeston Lakes Country Park but there are parking charges in Porthkerrry Country Park on high season and bank holidays in order to fund essential traffic management arrangements during very busy times.
The proposed charging tariff for the Country Parks is the same all year. For cars it is proposed that for up to two hours £1:00 and all day £3.00. For bus and coaches the proposed tariff is £10.00 all day and for pre-arranged educational visits the cost of parking will be incorporated into the cost of the visit.
For these car parks it is proposed that there will be an option to purchase an annual season ticket for use at both Country Park car parks at a cost of £75.00.
The Draft Parking Strategy suggests the introduction of on street parking charging at the following locations:
Barry - town centre, high street and broad street.
The tariffs proposed for on street parking in town centres are up to 1 hour free, up to 2 hours £2.00, up to 3 hours £4.00, up to 4 hours £5.00, up to 5 hours £6.00 and all day £8.00.
The Draft Parking Strategy also suggests the introduction of on street parking charges at the following locations:
The tariffs proposed for on street parking in the above locations are up to 2 hours £2.00, up to 3 hours £4.00, up to 4 hours £6.00, up to 5 hours £8.00 and all day £10.00. Winter prices at coastal on street locations would be 50% of the Summer price.
The draft strategy recognises that the implementation of parking charges can result in displacement parking to surrounding residential streets where there are currently no Traffic Regulation Orders active. The draft strategy recommends that further controlled parking zones are considered to control and manage the impact of car park charging where such displacement is likely to occur. Appendix C of the Draft Consultants Report shows the areas likely to be under displacement parking pressure.
In order to better manage and protect parking for residents the Draft Parking Strategy recommends at pages 41 and 42 that charges are introduced as follows:
Permit 1: £10.00;
Permit 2: £30.00; and
a visitor permit (for a maximum of two weeks) £20.00.
Households would be limited to a maximum of two permits per property. Prior to the introduction of any permit charges further work would need to be undertaken by the Council to update the Council's current Resident Parking Policy.
If the proposals for parking charges are implemented there will be an associated cost for infrastructure and the day to day operation of the parking charges and enforcement.
The draft strategy suggests that initially Pay and Display machines are the optimal method of payment collection. Tables 6.15 to 6.21 of the draft strategy on Pages 45 to 48 provide details of the likely number of pay and display machines required at each location. Moreover, throughout the strategy there is an estimate of infrastructure costs at each of the suggested chargeable locations.
For more information, please read the draft parking strategy in full, or the Cabinet Report on the draft strategy.