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Parking Policy update

Decision:

Having considered an officer report, and a presentation by the Cabinet

Member for Environment & Transport, Councillor Sophie McGeevor, the

Mayor and Cabinet agreed that

 

(1) the results of the public consultation and recommendations from SDSC

following from the meeting on 4 December 2019, be noted;

 

(2) the following updates to the Council’s parking policy, included in the

updated Parking Policy document be approved:

 

i. The introduction of an emissions based charging scheme for parking

permits, as set out in the charging bands proposal in Appendix 4 as amended

at the meeting. A separate £50 surcharge for diesel vehicles should also be

implemented, but diesel vehicles that conform to the most recent vehicle

emissions standards (Euro VI standards or higher) should be exempted. This

exemption standard should be reviewed annually and revised per the latest

research and emissions standards. Any refunds that need to be issued will

incur a £15 administration cost;

 

ii. To automatically provide ten hours of visitor parking credit annually free of

charge to all households when they purchase at least one paid annual

resident parking permit as detailed in section 6.5 of this report and to increase

the cost of visitor permits as set out in that section and in Table 1;

 

Current cost  Proposed cost

1 hour £1.40  £1.60*

Book of 10 vouchers £10.00 - £16.00

5 hours £2.80 - £3.20

Daily   £5.60  £6.40

Weekly £20.00 - £25.60

*sold as part of a book of 10 permits

 

iii. To approve the proposal to harmonise the rate for PCNs at the Band A rate

across the borough, as detailed in section 6.6 of this report. Approval for this

will then need to be sought from London Councils;

 

iv. To provide only mandatory, enforceable disabled parking bays (and no

longer provide advisory disabled parking bays), as detailed in section 6.7 of

this report;

 

v. To amend the application criteria for disabled bays to new criteria set out in

Appendix 6;

 

vi. To increase the tariff for pay and display parking to £0.50 for each 15

minute period for both cash and cashless payments as shown in section 6.8;

 

vii. To rationalise the number of pay and display machines in the borough as

shown in section 6.8; and

 

viii. To make the minor amendments, as detailed in section 6.11;

 

ix. Remove the limit on the number of ‘floating car club permits’ issued to car

club operators, with this monitored closely by officers, as set out in section

6.12.

 

x. Approve the updated parking policy which incorporates the above

amendments, as presented in Appendix 9.

 

(3) the responses in sections 6.6, 6.7 and 10 to the views expressed on

Wednesday 4 December 2019 by the Sustainable Development Select

Committee be approved

Minutes:

The report was presented by Councillor McGeevor who said it would

contribute to a pledge to make the borough carbon neutral by 2030.

 

The Mayor added that critical action needed to be taken and the tough

measures enacted to combat the declared climate emergency had ensured

Lewisham was now one of the leading boroughs in London in efforts to protect

the environment.

 

Having considered an officer report, and a presentation by the Cabinet

Member for Environment & Transport, Councillor Sophie McGeevor, the

Mayor and Cabinet for the reasons set out in the report by a vote of 10-0:

 

RESOLVED that:

 

(1) the results of the public consultation and recommendations from SDSC

following from the meeting on 4 December 2019, be noted;

 

(2) the following updates to the Council’s parking policy, included in the

updated Parking Policy document be approved:

 

i. The introduction of an emissions based charging scheme for parking

permits, as set out in the charging bands proposal in Appendix 4 as amended

at the meeting. A separate £50 surcharge for diesel vehicles should also be

implemented, but diesel vehicles that conform to the most recent vehicle

emissions standards (Euro VI standards or higher) should be exempted. This

exemption standard should be reviewed annually and revised per the latest

research and emissions standards. Any refunds that need to be issued will

incur a £15 administration cost;

 

ii. To automatically provide ten hours of visitor parking credit annually free of

charge to all households when they purchase at least one paid annual

resident parking permit as detailed in and to increase the cost of visitor

permits as set out in that section and in Table 1;

 

Current cost  Proposed cost

1 hour £1.40  £1.60*

Book of 10 vouchers £10.00 - £16.00

5 hours £2.80 - £3.20

Daily   £5.60  £6.40

Weekly £20.00 - £25.60

*sold as part of a book of 10 permits

 

iii. To approve the proposal to harmonise the rate for PCNs at the Band A rate

across the borough, as detailed in section 6.6. Approval for this will then need to be sought from London Councils;

 

iv. To provide only mandatory, enforceable disabled parking bays (and no

longer provide advisory disabled parking bays), as detailed in section 6.7;

 

v. To amend the application criteria for disabled bays to new criteria set out in

Appendix 6;

 

vi. To increase the tariff for pay and display parking to £0.50 for each 15

minute period for both cash and cashless payments as shown in section 6.8;

 

vii. To rationalise the number of pay and display machines in the borough as

shown in section 6.8; and

 

viii. To make the minor amendments, as detailed in section 6.11;

 

ix. Remove the limit on the number of ‘floating car club permits’ issued to car

club operators, with this monitored closely by officers, as set out in section

6.12.

 

x. Approve the updated parking policy which incorporates the above

amendments, as presented in Appendix 9.

 

(3) the responses in sections 6.6, 6.7 and 10 to the views expressed on

Wednesday 4 December 2019 by the Sustainable Development Select

Committee be approved

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