Why are you proposing to introduce charges in other locations?
Parking in the proposed locations is well used and occupancy levels are high. This leads to difficulties finding a space, which we know from wider research, adversely impacts visitor behaviour. The majority of car parks in these areas are operating above the recognised national operational capacity. In simple terms people find it difficult to find a space. As such an increase in parking regulation is required. Charges will increase turnover, making more spaces available for shoppers and visitors throughout the day. Visitors will be able to visit these towns with greater certainty that spaces will be available on their arrival.