Thank you to everyone who provided feedback on our recent survey of proposed changes to our car park order. We are now looking at all your comments and will provide a report for councillors to consider in February 2021.
Over the summer the council’s Cabinet agreed to a number of options which will form part of the new parking order and determine how it operates its car parks across the district. We are required to review all car park fees and charges every year to make sure the cost of running the car parks are met by the residents that use them. You can view the options that were considered at Cabinet in the Cabinet report from August.
We want to provide additional parking for electric vehicles and powers to issue fines for parking non-electric vehicles in electric charging bays, or for leaving an electric vehicle in the bay when it’s not charging. We would also like to phase the removal of the discount on resident permits over a four-year period from 2020 to 2024 (new resident permits are no longer available to purchase, although space permitting, full price permits may be purchased).
We are also proposing to remove the parking for large vehicles in the Rye Farm car park in Abingdon-on-Thames and create more spaces for smaller vehicles. We also want to formalise parking bays in Hales Meadow car park in Abingdon-on-Thames for coaches and campervans.
You can find full details of the proposals and more information, including maps of the car parks below: