Babergh and Mid Suffolk Joint Area Parking Plan Consultation
Have your say in shaping the Babergh and Mid Suffolk Area Parking Plan.
Along with other Councils in Suffolk, we are in the process of transferring power to enforce on-street parking from the police.
Ahead of taking on civil parking enforcement (CPE), the Department for Transport requires that we must provide evidence of our new parking policies and strategies.
We have produced a new parking policy document, the Joint Babergh and Mid Suffolk Area Parking Plan. It set outs more detail on the parking policy objectives that are set out in the Suffolk Parking Management Strategy and how these will be administered by Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils.
The Babergh and Mid Suffolk Joint Area Parking Plan contains eight broad parking policy statements which aim to set out what the parking plan is and what it is intended to achieve.
It does not set out specific proposals for parking restrictions for specific areas, nor is it a blue-print to introduce paid parking. What it does is to provide further details on how the councils would go about investigating requests or reviewing the need for waiting, loading and parking controls when and if they occur. It also sets out how to engage with the local community and seek the views of local councils, businesses and residents.
The Babergh and Mid Suffolk Joint Area Parking Plan has been agreed by the Cabinets of both Council’s in draft form subject to a six weeks consultation with key stakeholders which will help to shape how we respond to the key issues
The consultation survey can be found here.
The consultation is now open, closing at noon on Friday 3 May 2019.