In October 2018, the Council approved a new Parking Management Strategy. It draws together a range of approaches to different aspects of parking provision developed since the Council took responsibility for decriminalised parking in 2005. It outlines a significant change in the Council's approach to parking, with emphasis on the provision of permit parking in both town centres and residential areas.
This includes the provision of controlled parking zones in residential areas, particularly near to railway stations, as well as being more responsive to the parking needs of the workforce of local businesses. A copy of the Parking Management Strategy is available to view online.
The Strategic Aim of Parking contributes to the following cooperate objectives:
Ambition Broxbourne: a thriving economy
- Promote inward investment and support business growth (new IT and technology)
- Support thriving town centres and businesses
- Manage the Council’s assets (car parks) efficiently and maximise returns and contribution to Council priorities
Beautiful Broxbourne: Enhancing the quality of life
- Enhance the quality of life in local neighbourhoods (work with schools to reduce dangerous parking outside the school gates)
- Maintain a clean and tidy Broxbourne
Effective Broxbourne: an efficient, enabling council
- Develop a workforce with skills to meet changing needs.
- Assess the performance of Council’s services and take action to improve (manage the Council’s assets(car parks) efficiently and maximise returns and contribution to Council priorities
Developing a new approach
The Strategy sets out a range of future priorities, including both existing policies and several new suggestions. These include:
(a) Parking near Schools
(b) Untaxed Vehicles
(c) Electric Vehicles Charging Points
(d) Verge and Footway Parking
(e) Payment Methods for Parking Tariffs
(f) Introduction of New Parking Restrictions
(g) Parking Tariff Reviews
In addition, the Council has introduced a new procedure for dealing with and prioritising requests for parking controls. Details of this can be found here: Requests for New or Extended Parking Restrictions, including Controlled Parking Zones (CPZs).