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Decision details

Improving City Centre Competitiveness

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes



Resolved:   That Cabinet agree:


(i)           As a pilot, to change parking charges in Council-controlled car parks to provide free car parking between 8am and 11am from Thursday to Saturday, to start as soon as the machines can be altered, and up to 31st March 2015;


(ii)          To the initial funding for the proposed trial coming from the contribution towards mitigation measures in the s106 for Monks Cross South and potentially other city centre access initiatives, should there be enough spare capacity in the funding pot;


(iii)        That should the impact on the Council’s revenue account be significantly greater than the estimate, members reserve the right to review and make changes to the discount mid-year. 


Reason:     To support the attraction of an increased number of visitors and residents to the city centre, which in turn will provide a platform for generating private sector contributions and other sources of funding to support further such initiatives.  


Publication date: 23/04/2014

Date of decision: 23/04/2014

Decided at meeting: 23/04/2014 - Executive

Effective from: 26/04/2014

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