Decision details

Parking service simplification and pricing

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

To consider changes and simplifications to the range of parking permits offered to customers, and some amendments to price.

Decision:

That approval be given:

Simplification recommendations

Permit durations

i)                the implementation of a 24 month permit as set out in paragraph 3.7;

ii)                to the withdrawal of temporary courtesy permits in favour a new one month permit as set out in paragraph 3.46;

iii)                to the implementation of rolling permits as soon as technology allows as set out in paragraphs 3.7.

Permit redesign

iv)                to the withdrawal of liveried and non-liveried business permits in favour of a new business permit scheme as set out in paragraphs 3.10 - 12.

v)                to the withdrawal of essential user permits in favour of a new online essential user day pass as set out in paragraph 3.14 – 3.15.

vi)                to the introduction of online four hour visitor passes as set out in paragraph 3.27, together with the corresponding withdrawal of visitor permits as set out in paragraphs 3.24 – 3.25 and 3.43, and biennial expiry for re-authentication of Temple Visitor permits as set out in paragraph 3.26, together with the introduction of a new cared-for permit as set out in paragraph 3.32 – 3.33.

vii)                to the withdrawal of Wembley Stadium Protective Parking Scheme permits and replacement with permits identical except for biennial expiry for re-authentication as set out in paragraphs 3.41 - 3.42.

viii)                to revised permit refund arrangements as set out in paragraph 3.51.

Permit withdrawal

ix)                to a phased withdrawal of special permits as set out in paragraph 3.18 – 3.19.

x)                to a withdrawal of replacement vehicle permits after virtual permits become universal, save that a maximum replacement period of one month is permitted where the vehicle is a higher emission than the original vehicle as set out in paragraph 3.47.

Suspensions

xi)                to the revised suspension arrangements as set out in paragraphs 3.53 - 3.54 and appendix C.

Pricing and payment recommendations

Principles

xii)                to the pricing principles as set out in paragraph 4.4.

Inflationary adjustments

xiii)                to an inflationary adjustment of residential permit prices for 2012 on 1st December 2012 as set out in paragraph 4.6

xiv)                to automatic annual RPI increases as set out in paragraph 4.7 effective from April 2013.

December 2012 price adjustments

xv)                to pricing for special permits as set out in paragraph 4.25 - 4.26 effective from 1st December 2012.

xvi)                to pricing for temporary courtesy permits as set out in paragraph 4.33 effective from 1st December 2012.

xvii)                to pricing for replacement vehicle permits as set out in paragraph 4.35 effective from 1st December 2012.

xviii)                pricing for existing business permits, pending replacement with a new business permitting scheme, as set out in paragraph 4.24 effective from 1st December 2012.

xix)                pricing for essential user passes as set out in paragraph 4.26 and changes to existing permits as described in paragraph 4.28 with effective from 1st December 2012.

Pricing consistency adjustments

xx)                revised pricing arrangements for residential permit duration pricing as set out in paragraph 4.10.

xxi)                revised pricing arrangements for additional vehicle for residential permits as set out in paragraph 4.11.

xxii)                pricing for dispensations as set out in paragraph 4.38 – 4.40.

xxiii)                pricing for suspensions as set out in paragraph 4.42.

New permit type prices

xxiv)                pricing for cared-for permits as set out in paragraph 4.16 – 4.17.

xxv)                pricing for online visitor passes as set out in paragraph 4.15.

xxvi)                pricing for new business permits as set out in paragraph 4.19 – 4.23.

Biennial renewal administration charge

xxvii)                a £15 administrative charge for biennial renewal of Wembley Event Day permits as set out in paragraph 4.29.

xxviii)                a £15 administrative charge for biennial renewal of Temple zone visitor permits as set out in paragraph 4.31.

Payment method arrangements

xxix)                new pricing arrangements to encourage use application routes and payment methods that incur least cost to the Council at paragraph 4.12, 4.17, 4.23, 4.26, 4.30, 4.32, 4.34, 4.36, 4.39, 4.43 as explained in paragraph 4.12 – 4.13.

xxx)                cessation of cheques as a means of payment for parking services, with the exception of Penalty Charge Notices as set out in paragraphs 3.55.

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Internal only

Contact: Michael Read, Operational Director (Environment and Protection) Email: michael.read@brent.gov.uk Tel: 020 8937 5302.

Report author: Michael Read

Publication date: 21/09/2012

Date of decision: 19/09/2012

Decided at meeting: 19/09/2012 - Executive

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