Will the new charges impact the number of visitors to local shops?
Almost certainly not. We’ve taken advice from industry experts who conclude that the location and ease of access is more important to visitors than the actual charge. If visitors can’t find a parking space, they are far less likely to make repeat visits, than if they know they can access parking quickly and easily.
Charges continue to compare very favourably with other local authorities, including those in Gloucestershire.
This page was last updated: 2 October 2017