Statement on review of car parking fees and charges

Date: 

Wednesday, 8 December, 2021
Leader of Surrey Heath Borough Council, Cllr Alan McClafferty, said: 
 
"The Executive agreed this week to defer their consideration of the review of the Council's car parking charges until the new year to provide more time for consideration and discussion of the options. This will include how the car parks can contribute to the Council's commitment to tackling climate change, such as supporting the adoption of zero emission vehicles.   
 
"Car parking charges in the two Council-operated multi-storey car parks have been frozen since 2014, and in the Borough-wide pay and display car parks since 2009 - despite year-on-year increases in the costs of operating the car parks. This, coupled with a huge increase in demand for services supporting the most vulnerable in our borough, brought on by the pandemic, has made the review necessary."