Parking permit proposals to be discussed by Cabinet
get the opportunity to have their say on the Council’s parking permit
proposals, if senior councillors give it the go-ahead.
Parking permit proposals to be discussed
A report is being
discussed at the next Cabinet meeting (28 March) which lays out the issues
faced by the current parking permit scheme, including the challenges of
enforcing it. It shows that the current set up does not meet the demand for
parking spaces and as a result, the scheme is often abused, causing problems
for residents and businesses.
The report also
highlights that Government cuts to the Council’s budget means that the local
authority no longer has the resources to subsidise the scheme, and needs to
implement charges to continue delivering the service.
issues resident, visitor and business permits for use in around 100 residential
parking permit scheme areas across the district.
Morley, Cabinet Member for Transport and Highways said: “The parking permit
process has been in operation for many years and urgently needs revising
because it does not meet the needs of our residents or businesses.
already been wiped off our budget by Government cuts and we are doing
everything we can to protect front line services. This means that we no longer
have to resources to manage the parking permit scheme, even at the current
level of service.
chargeable service will enable us to improve the scheme, to ensure it is fit
for purpose, as well as providing enhanced patrols and greater enforcement – a
move that will reduce some of the parking issues many residents experience.”
residential parking permits are not standard practice. Amongst neighbouring
authorities Calderdale, Kirklees, Barnsley, Rotherham and Doncaster all
administer charges ranging from £15 to £25 per year for the first vehicle in
If Cabinet agree
the recommendation in the report, the consultation on the proposals is expected
to be launched on the Council’s website in April.