WDBC News Release: Car Parking Charges Consultation Launched
Over the last two years, West Devon Borough Council have been reviewing the cost of car parking in its car parks. This has seen the successful trial of £2 parking charge at council owned car parks.
This has meant that the annual parking permits offered by the council no longer offer such good value for money.
West Devon Borough Council are now proposing a new parking permit system which reduces the price of parking in council owned car parks. The changes proposed include:
- The annual town centre parking permit to be reduced from £400 to £280
Valid in Abbey, Brook Street upper levels, Bedford and Riverside in Tavistock
- A peripheral parking permit to be reduced from £195 to £150 per year
Valid in Riverside in Tavistock or Mill Road in Okehampton
- The cost of a rural parking permit to be reduced from £155 to £150 per year
Valid in Chagford or Hatherleigh
Cathy Aubertin, operational manager for environment services said: “We want to make the use of parking permits easier and clearer for our customers, while streamlining the process.
“We would like to make our permits better value for money and also offer a new West Devon permit, allowing parking in all long-stay car parks across the borough, for a fee of £650 per year.
“Proposals also include introducing new virtual permits, again making it easier for our customers to use the permit system. If introduced, customers will no longer need a paper permit.”
Representatives from West Devon’s town and parish councils, chambers of commerce and other local stakeholders have been involved in development of this review.
The council would now like to hear from a wider group of residents and are running a consultation on these changes before they are introduced.
To view the proposals and have your say, visit http://www.westdevon.
The consultation ends on Friday 2 June 2017.