Car parking consultation launched

Press Release: 24/09/2013

Car Park

Residents, organisations and businesses are being asked for their views on a proposed parking strategy for the Winchester District.

A six-week consultation is being launched by the City Council today (Monday 23 September).

The Council wants to hear a wide range of opinions before reaching its decision on a strategy at the end of the year.

The document will be important in helping the Council determine how and where it provides off-street parking in the future, what it charges and how much it manages and potentially expands park-and-ride. It will be important in shaping the development of some important major projects too.

The City Council has conducted detailed car parking occupancy and user-surveys to inform the debate. It has set out a range of guiding principles for comment including effective traffic and parking management, maintaining economic vitality and improving air quality.

More information about the proposed aims and components of the strategy and the consultation response form are available on the Council’s website at www.winchester.gov.uk/parking-strategy-consultation

Cllr Jan Warwick, Winchester City Council’s Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhoods & Environment, said: “Car parking is important to many of us and often a topic of great debate. I look forward to hearing a wide range of views.

This consultation is specifically about off-street car parking provision and management for which Winchester City Council has responsibility. It is set in the context of the Hampshire Local Transport Plan and the Winchester Town Access Plan which sets the overall transport policy.