Sustainability, Growth and Proposed Changes to Parking Charges
a) Decision taken (Cabinet, 14 January 2019)
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 type: Key
Reason Key: Affects more than 2 wards;
Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)
Wards affected: (All Wards);
Notice of proposed decision first published: 15/04/2019
Decision due: Not before 10 May 2019 by Strategic Director, Regeneration and Environment
Lead member: Lead Member for Environment
Department: Regeneration and Environment