Decision details

Sustainability, Growth and Proposed Changes to Parking Charges

Decision Maker: Strategic Director, Regeneration and Environment

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

a)    Decision taken (Cabinet, 14 January 2019)

 

Sustainability, Growth and Proposed Changes to Parking

 

b)    Decision taken (Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment in consultation with the Lead Member for Regeneration, Highways and Planning, 14 May 2019)

 

To report on the outcome of the Statutory consultation on proposed changes to parking permits, and provide authority to the Strategic Director Regeneration and Environment to:

 

i.        Introduce a £50 p.a. levy on the price of a resident’s parking permit in Controlled Parking Zones for all diesel vehicles from 20th May 2019; to then increase the surcharge to £75 p.a. on 1st April 2020; and to then increase the surcharge to £100 p.a. on 1st April 2021.

 

ii.        Introduce a three-year Event Day Permit for the Wembley Event Day Parking Scheme, with an associated £15 administrative charge from 20th May 2019 for new applicants. Existing Wembley Event Day resident parking permit holders will have the opportunity to surrender their current paper permit in return for a three-year virtual permit at nil cost, during the six-month period following implementation, up to and including 20th November 2019; and

 

iii.       Increase the price charged to external organisations for essential user permits: from £150 p.a. to the cost of a schools permit (£330 p.a. currently) for the NHS, care organisations and charities; and from £150 p.a. to the cost of a business permit for all other external organisations (£440 p.a. currently).

 

iv.       The charge increases to be phased in over two years, with interim prices from 6th May 2019 of: £250 for the NHS, care organisations and charities; and £300 for all other external organisations; and implement the new prices, from 1st April.

Decision:

The Strategic Director, Regeneration and Environment agreed to:

 

       i)          Introduce a £50 p.a. levy on the price of a resident’s parking permit in Controlled Parking Zones for all diesel vehicles from 3rd June 2019, and to implement the decision of the Cabinet of 14 January 2019 following statutory consultation to increase the surcharge on such permits to £75 p.a. on 1st April 2020, and to then increase the surcharge to £100 p.a. on 1st April 2021;

 

     ii)          Introduce a three-year Event Day Permit for the Wembley Event Day Parking Scheme, with an associated £15 administrative charge from 3rd June 2019 for new applicants. Existing Wembley Event Day resident parking permit holders will have the opportunity to surrender their current paper permit in return for a three-year virtual permit at nil cost, for the remainder of the year following implementation, up to and including 31st December 2019;

 

    iii)          Implement the decisions of the Cabinet made on 14 January 2019, following statutory consultation, as follows:

(a)    to increase the price charged to external organisations for essential user permits from £150 p.a. to: the cost of a schools permit (£336 p.a. currently) for the NHS, care organisations and charities; and to the cost of a business permit for all other external organisations (£448 p.a. currently).

(b)    to phase in the charge increases over two years, with interim prices from 3rd June 2019 of: £250 for the NHS, care organisations and charities; and £300 for all other external organisations.

(c)     to increase permit prices from 1st April 2020 to the 2020/21 cost of a schools permit for the NHS, care organisations and charities; and to the 2020/21 cost of a business permit for all other external organisations;

 

   iv)          Implement the decision of the Cabinet made on 14 January 2019, following statutory consultation, to increase the surcharge for second and third residents’ parking permits in CPZs from £40 to £50 for second permits and from £80 to £100 for third permits; and

 

     v)          Implement the decision of the Cabinet made on 27 June 2016, following statutory consultation, to reduce the permitted weight of vehicles with resident parking permits from 5 tonnes to those weighing no more than 3.5 tonnes.

 

   vi)          To authorise the amendment of Traffic Management Orders, where necessary, to implement the decisions set out in paragraphs i) through to v) above.

 

Reasons for the decision:

As detailed in the accompanying report.

Alternative options considered:

As detailed in the accompanying report.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:

None declared.

Reason Key: Affects more than 2 wards;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Cabinet/Committee Decision or Scheme of Delegation: 14 January 2019 Cabinet Decision to proceed to formal consultation. Decision to implement be made by Strategic Director Regeneration and Environment, in consultation with the Lead Member, after considering the outcome of the formal consultation

Parties Consulted: Lead Member

Publication date: 14/05/2019

Date of decision: 14/05/2019

Date comes into force if not called in: 22/05/2019

Call-in deadline date: 21/05/2019

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