Road Space Audits are planned to take place in the majority of urban areas across the county to help with on-street parking management.
They will help to identify where there is a need to implement better parking solutions in an area that supports the County Council’s aspirations of economic development, improved safety and sustainable transport.
The decision is in three parts. The first is a decision to consult upon or formally advertise Road Space Audit parking management proposals by the Director for Highways and Transport following consideration by the relevant County Local Committee.
The second is a decision to implement Road Space Audit parking management plans (including changes to the parking arrangements contained within the plans and any changes to the on street car parking charges), taken by the Cabinet Member for Highways and Infrastructure following engagement and consultation with the Chairman of the relevant County Local Committee.
The third is to implement the on street parking controls in line with the parking management strategy.
Local Members and the County Local Committees will continue to be fully and closely involved in all aspects of the development and delivery of Road Space Audits.
A programme looking at various locations across the county that could potentially benefit from a Road Space Audit and parking management plans has also been agreed.
Roger Elkins, Cabinet Member for Highways and Infrastructure, said: “Road Space Audits provide the vital technical data we need to inform how we implement better, settlement-wide parking solutions that remove or reduce indiscriminate and unsafe parking.
"Such schemes will also support our economic development/improved safety/sustainable transport aspirations in a way that balances the needs of residents, businesses and visitors.”
Full details of the decision can be found on our website.