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South Hams District Council has decided to conduct a thorough review of how its parking permits work, to see if changing the scheme could release more parking spaces for visitors.
Concerns have been raised in recent months about the amount of parking taken up by permit holders, which limits the turnover of short-term parking for shoppers and visitors. Not only does this cause frustration for motorists wishing to park, but also limits the number of people able to visit towns and villages in the South Hams.
Cllr Keith Baldry, Executive Portfolio Holder for the Environment said “We have decided to conduct a thorough review of our permits across the whole District. This is to ensure that we hear everyone’s views. We want to understand how people are currently using the car parks, what they think of this and any issues or frustrations they have.”
While the review takes place, South Hams District Council has temporarily suspended the sale of new parking permits.
Investing in Kingsbridge
79 Bedroom Hotel to be Built on Council land in Kingsbridge.
Last week South Hams moved a step closer to building a new hotel in Kingsbridge, that could add an extra £3.9m to the local economy per year.
Cllr John Tucker, Leader of South Hams District Council explains: “The plot of land where the hotel would be built is in Rope Walk, behind the leisure centre in Kingsbridge. It is derelict at the moment, but it is the ideal spot for a hotel which is in easy walking distance of the town. We are delighted to have interest in this site in Kingsbridge from a major UK hotel operator, it demonstrates confidence in the Town and will be a boost the whole of the area.”
Executive Councillors at South Hams approved a multi-million pound investment into the project. The project will be subject to planning approval and confirmation of funding at Full Council and it would take approximately two years to be built.
The project hits the key deliverables set out in the Council’s Commercial Property Strategy of supporting regeneration and economic activity. It is an excellent example of the Council investing financially in its area, to the benefit of the District.
Consultation to Begin on Parking Permit Proposals
In a bid to simplify parking permits, South Hams District Council are proposing to introduce new town centre, peripheral and rural permits to replace full and commuter permits.
In order to make permits clearer for customers, the changes include:
New town centre permits valid in certain town centres.
Peripheral permits valid in car parks on the outskirts of a specific town.
Rural permits valid in some South Hams car parks in rural locations.
To reflect these new changes, the costs of permits would be reduced. New permits would be paperless and limited to one vehicle registration number with permit holders able to change the registration number online, at any time.
Cathy Aubertin, operational manager for environment services, explains: “The parking permit system has become unwieldy to manage and the array of permits available can be confusing for customers.
“Recognising this, we considered these issues with a view to simplifying and streamlining the permits available, and improving the future management of them by introducing paperless permits.
“This move should reduce some of the parking issues customers experience and streamline the permit system in the process.”
The consultation will begin on Friday 19 May 2017 and run until 9 June 2017. To view the proposals and have your say, visit: www.southhams.gov.uk/consultations
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Parking permits in the South Hams could be changing. Proposals earmarked by South Hams District Council include streamlining the types of permit available and introducing new, virtual paperless permits.
The Council is currently running a consultation asking people what they think of the proposed changes which will run until Friday 3 February 2017.
Cathy Aubertin, Operational Manager for Car Parking, explains: “The number of permit types has become unwieldy and this has been confusing for customers. The new proposals would result in a much simpler and, in some cases, cheaper, offer for customers, giving flexibility for customers to keep their own details up-to-date online.
“There was a real need to review the service to take advantage of technological developments as most permits have the potential to become ‘virtual’. The Council already provides residents and visitors with the ability to pay for parking online, and would now like to modernise the paper permit system, so there would be no need to remember to put a permit in your window, everything would be on the Council systems.
“This has also been an opportunity to revise where permits are used and what permits are available, so the service can be streamlined. In order to manage the use of permits, it is proposed that they would be limited in the future, therefore the limit will only apply to new applications. This is so that there is plenty of parking available for visitors and shoppers. All current permit holders would be able to transfer to the new permits without a limit placed on them.”
“No limits would be placed on Business and Residents’ permits. Although there is a proposal to increase the cost of the Residents’ permit to £40 per annum, it still offers excellent value for money and, with the new start time of 3pm, is ideal for the school run.”
Full and Commuter permits could be replaced by new Town Centre, Peripheral and Rural Permits, these permits would be limited to specific towns and villages but would be £100 cheaper than the current Full and Commuter permits.
Ms Aubertin continued: “In light of the consultation responses already received from Dartmouth residents, we will also be looking to propose the addition of a new permit which will allow customers to use the Park and Ride service during the open season, but park in Mayor’s Avenue during the winter months.”
“We’re asking residents, businesses and everyone who enjoys our towns and villages to share their views with us.”
A copy of the proposed Order may be examined at the Council Offices at Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes, TQ9 5NE, Mondays to Fridays from 9.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. or on the Council’s website at:
If any person wishes to object or make representation in respect of the making of the Amendment Order they must do so in writing submitted to Ms C Aubertin, Operations Manager (Environment Services), South Hams District Council, Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes, TQ9 5NE, or by email to Cathy.Aubertin@swdevon.gov.uk. All objections must specify the grounds on which they are made.