The County Council has carried out a review of the usage of Pay and Display parking bays within key areas of Northampton town centre and the charges associated with them.
The purpose of this review is to maximise the benefits of on-street parking in the town centre by introducing a higher rate tariff for parking at the busiest and most popular locations (similar to Milton Keynes). In addition, the authority is proposing to allow motorists to park for longer in bays which are currently underutilised.
With any changes on the road network it is inevitable that some residents or businesses may not approve of proposals to make changes to parking restrictions, and for this reason the government requires local authorities to allow a 21 day notice period where the public can object or comment on these types of measures. In addition to writing to those affected, notices will be placed on site and in the local press.
As one of our key partners or someone who has signed up to alerts to new consultations, we appreciate you may not live in Northampton but we wanted to inform all interested parties of this consultation, and not just those that live in Northampton, as this consultation may be of interest to people who live elsewhere in the county but regularly work and/or visit Northampton town.
Further information, including details of the tariff changes and the expected benefits can be found on our consultation hub, and should be read prior to responding to this consultation.
Have your say
You can give your views in writing, quoting reference PKG/P1803, to: Parking & Traffic Orders, Northamptonshire Highways, Highways Depot, Old Harborough Road, Brixworth, NN6 9BX or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
This consultation closes on 5 September 2019.
After the closing date, all feedback will be reviewed and considered under the authorities internal procedures before a decision is made on whether to proceed with the introduction of the proposals.
Details of the above and other past and present consultations are available on Northamptonshire County Council’s Consultation Hub.