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Decision details

Sheffield Parking Strategy

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Transport and Sustainability

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


This report introduces and seeks approval for a new Parking Strategy for Sheffield.


That the Cabinet Member for Transport & Sustainability:-

(a)  approves the Parking Strategy attached to the report as a statement of the Council’s commitment to the future of parking in support of the emerging policies set out in the Sheffield Transport Vision, City Centre Master Plan 2013 and Sheffield Local Plan; and

(b)  notes that the implementation of any of the proposed actions may be subject to further decision making in accordance with the Council’s established processes.

Reasons for the decision:

The proposed Parking Strategy will allow the Council to align its direction on parking to support the other wider strategies and policies for transport and land use.


Alignment of all relevant policies is very beneficial in terms of obtaining funding for projects and initiatives.


It is therefore recommended that:-


  • The proposed Parking Strategy be approved;


  • Approval be given to progress the programme of work on parking schemes and initiatives;


·         Any increased surplus parking income which may arise from the initiatives within the parking strategy will be part of the Council’s General Fund resources and prioritised as part of the established governance arrangements, including new and existing transport infrastructure.



Alternative options considered:

The Council does not currently have a Parking Strategy. It could choose to continue to operate without one, but this would mean that 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.


Publication date: 30/01/2018

Date of decision: 25/01/2018

Effective from: 06/02/2018

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