Public consultation launched by the Arun district council on the proposals to increase parking prices

THE PUBLIC is given the opportunity to vote on a proposal to increase parking rates in the city center.

Arun District Council is proposing to increase some parking rates in the district to help support council services.

A public consultation is due to start on December 3, 2021 and will run until January 14, 2022.

The council currently has the lowest downtown parking fees in West Sussex.

The chairman of the council’s environment committee, Councilor David Edwards, said the revenue from the price changes would be used to maintain the parking lots.

“Covid has hit everyone hard and as we continue the recovery process we need to find a balance between meeting our financial commitments to provide services to our residents and supporting local businesses,” he said. declared.

“I think the proposed increases are a way forward and still show our commitment to supporting local businesses by only increasing fees in seasonal parking lots and avoiding city centers.”

Downtown parking fees have not increased since 2016.

The disk-based parking system, which allows two hours of free parking, would be unchanged by the new proposals.

Among the changes are a ten-cent increase for up to an hour of parking at the Regis Center, Hothamton and Lyon Street in Bogor, as well as Manor House, Surrey Street, St Martins and Anchor Springs in Littlehampton.

At all of these sites, the separation for up to one hour would go from 80p to 90p.

For a maximum of two hours and three hours, it would drop from £ 1.60 to £ 1.80 and £ 2.40 to £ 2.70 respectively.

A full list of the proposed changes is available on the Arun District Council website.

Any comments on the proposed fees should be sent to the board by emailing [email protected] no later than January 14, 2022.

Letters can be addressed to Arun District Council Parking Services, Arun Civic Center, Maltravers Road, Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN17 5LF.

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