Dover District Council's Cabinet has confirmed today that it is going ahead with the extension of a linear, or cost per minute, parking scheme across the area, as part of a wide ranging review of parking regulations for the district.
A range of measures includes refunds at Dover Leisure Centre, additional controls at Victoria Park in Deal to support the bowls and gym clubs, a reduction in the annual season ticket for Gazen Salts in Sandwich from £75 to £40, and a review of charges across all areas, with charges ranging from 50p per hour. The charging period will be from 9am to 6pm, this is a shorter period than all other East Kent Authorities.
Cabinet agreed proposed changes to the current off street and on street Orders. This follows full public consultation on proposals and full consideration of all feedback.
Cllr Nigel Collor, DDC Cabinet Member for Access and Property Management, said: "We are working hard to deliver quality services and improved public transport. We have listened to all feedback and parking charges for the district remain amongst the lowest in East Kent, with our charging period shorter than many other authorities.
"It should be stressed that after covering the costs of providing and maintaining parking services, surplus parking revenue is used for transport and environmental projects and supports transport-related regeneration projects. We continue to support an exciting transport agenda, with recent improvements in public transport leading to a 5% increase in bus use, with the arrival of the high speed rail link, and a major regeneration agenda driving the district forward for an exciting future."