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Parking Strategy 2014 - 2019

Craven District Council's Parking Strategy sets out the Council's strategic approach to the current and future parking provision in Craven.

The Council has set car park aims and objectives which are listed below.

Car Park Strategy Aims

  1. Provide good quality public car parking facilities appropriate to service the needs of the main service centres across the District.
  2. Recognise the different characteristics of the main service centres of Craven District and liaise with key partners (business, Parish Councils, Chamber of Trade etc) in providing car-parking services appropriate to local circumstances.
  3. Seek to support the vitality of service centres and local businesses through the provision and management of appropriate car parking, while recognising that car parking provision can be an important tool to help manage traffic.
  4. Reduce the burden on the taxpayer and shift the cost of car parking provision towards the service users and manage the Council‟s car parking assets in a cost effective manner.
  5. Develop effective communication with customers in order to promote the service and to gather information to inform the development of the service.

Car Park Strategy Objectives

Objective 1 - Ensure that the car park service is developed and delivered on the basis of good information on car park usage and customer needs.

Objective 2 - Ensure that car park services are being carried out to a high standard in terms of economy, efficiency, safety and effectiveness.

Objective 3 - Maintain a charging structure that maximises the use of existing car parks, whilst managing a balance between economic, environmental and traffic management objectives.

Objective 4 - Ensure adequate provision for those with particular requirements.

Objective 5 - Improve information for customers.

Objective 6 - Provide a cost effective enforcement service

Objective 7 - Continue to audit and review the level of parking availability in Craven District and plan accordingly.

Objective 8 - Ensure a cost effective and efficient car park management regime

To view the full strategy please see pdf icon Parking Strategy 2014-2019 [1Mb], pdf icon Parking Strategy Appendix A Bus Route Map [373kb] and pdf icon Parking Strategy Appendix B Neighbour Charges Comparison [38kb].