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Decision details

Parking Schemes Programme

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Transport and Development

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To seek approval of the principle to develop and implement a series of parking schemes in support of the Parking Strategy (approved 25th Jan 2018) using a combination of funding sources, e.g. Local Transport Plan, Invest to Save, Developer Contributions and future generated Parking Income.

Decision:

That the programme of parking schemes and reviews be developed and implemented in accordance with the principles within the Parking Strategy, subject to:-

 

(i) obtaining the necessary funding from sources, such as, Local Transport Plan, Invest to Save, ring fenced parking income, developer contributions via Section 106 and Community Infrastructure Levy contributions; and

 

(ii) obtaining the required authorisations for each scheme as part of the Capital Approvals Process.

Reasons for the decision:

By providing controlled parking areas the Council can respond quickly to manage demand for spaces through a dynamic pricing structure and ensure the objectives are and continue to be met.

 

Removing any uncontrolled parking areas gives the Council complete demand management of the spaces.

 

The main objectives of these schemes will be to:

• Better manage traffic congestion by reducing the amount of time drivers spend searching for a parking space;

• Improve turnover of parking spaces through deterring all day parking via charging for spaces;

• Improve environmental conditions, particularly air quality;

• Improve conditions for businesses in the affected areas by ensuring that convenient parking spaces are available for customers, visitors and deliveries;

• Improve conditions for residents by ensuring the availability of convenient parking spaces for themselves and their visitors and deliveries, as well as relieving the area from traffic circulating seeking parking spaces.

Alternative options considered:

The Parking Strategy has identified the implementation of more controlled parking areas as the way to better manage the road network and also to reinforce the Council’s commitment to the future of parking and the emerging policies set out in the Sheffield Transport Vision, City Centre Master Plan 2013 and Sheffield Local Plan.

 

By choosing not to implement the new parking schemes, the opportunity to align parking strategy to wider transport and land use strategies and policies would be lost. Policy alignment offers a range of benefits, not least being in bidding for funds.

 

The issues behind some of the smaller schemes could be addressed by just eliminating parking opportunities however, this could just displace the problems elsewhere and to the detriment of local residents and businesses reduce parking opportunities.

Publication date: 29/10/2019

Date of decision: 29/10/2019

Effective from: 05/11/2019

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