Devon County Council are asking local people to look at their proposals to introduce Pay & Display parking in key areas in Braunton, Crediton, Dartmouth, Honiton, Okehampton, Salcombe, Sidmouth and Tavistock
Eight Traffic Regulation Orders (TRO), one for each community, will be advertised in December through to the New Year and will set out the plans – the commencement date of each TRO is highlighted below.
You will then have 21 days to view the proposals and comment through the parking pages on DCC’s website.
It follows DCC’s Cabinet’s review of parking policy in November last year.
They want to bring the parking policy in Braunton, Crediton, Dartmouth, Honiton, Okehampton, Salcombe, Sidmouth and Tavistock, into line with Devon’s other larger communities.
Pay & Display parking is widely used, both across Devon and nationally, with well-established schemes in communities such as Bideford, Barnstaple, Newton Abbot, Totnes, Exmouth and Exeter.
It can help reduce congestion and encourages the turn-over of vehicles and availability of parking spaces, particularly in busy town centres, thereby helping to support the local economy and the use of local shops and businesses.
Following discussions with local members and community representatives, the proposals also include one-hour free parking in the new Pay & Display spaces in all eight communities.
This is to ensure that the new parking policy strikes the right balance of keeping costs down for users while delivering the benefits they have identified.
All schemes will be advertised on these new webpages http://devon.cc/payanddisplay from late November / early December.
Comments received through the consultation will be considered before any final decision is made.
The advertisement dates will be staggered, from early December through to the New Year.
Exact dates TBC.