Resort Car Parks: Resort car parks such as Barry Island and Southerndown attract visitors year-round, and are at greatest cost to maintain (especially during peak season). A year-round charge where there previously was a summer charge only has been proposed to help address this.
Town Centre Parking: Both short stay and long stay options have been proposed to ensure that residents who regularly take short trips to town centres are not disadvantaged and that businesses are not affected. However, the vast majority of town centre car parking remains free of charge.
Country Parks: Charges will be introduced to assist in supporting the services offered at Cosmeston and Porthkerry. There will be no charges in force before 10am each morning to allow local residents to continue to access the facilities during the early morning.
Coastal car parks: Charges have not been proposed in coastal car parks as these are most frequently used by local residents.
The Council has previously consulted on various options in relation to managing car parking across the Vale of Glamorgan. This approach is derived from a number of Parking Studies undertaken by external Consultants in 2013, 2015 and 2018. It is also informed by a public consultation exercise undertaken during 2018, detailed consideration by Scrutiny Committees in 2018 as well as further discussions.
The proposed charges will be reviewed annually. Any additional or new charges or changes would only be applied following further engagement and consultation.