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Is It Crunch Time For Car Parking? Special Meeting Of Environment, Development And Infrastructure Committee

20th October 2019

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A special meeting of the Environment, Development and Infrastructure Committee of Highland council has been called for Thursday 24th October 2019 at 10.30am in council chambers in Inverness.

The only agenda item is off street parking but as of today (Sunday 20 October 2019) the paper has still to be published on the web page -

The Redesign Board of Highland council have already considered parking in great detail and paper was considered on 1 May 2019 and provides all the information that is possibly to be considered on Thursday 24th October 2019. See this paper Council Redesign: Review of Car Parking -

This is a highly detailed report and the chapters include -

Chapter 1 - Introduction

Chapter 2 - Car Parking Vision

Chapter 3 - Current Administration Process

Chapter 4 - Financial Management & Business Planning

Chapter 5 - Council's Parking Estate - Identifying Additional Parking Opportunities

Chapter 6 - Stakeholder & Staff Views

Chapter 7 – Parking Revenue & Commercialism Opportunities

Chapter 8 – Delivering On Localism

Chapter 9 – Recommended Pricing Strategies & Business Processes

Chapter 10 – Conclusions

This meeting will be filmed and broadcast over the Internet on the Highland Council website -


From the paper on 1 Mat 2019 -

Our Vision is that Parking should:

• Contribute significantly to good traffic management.

• Be a key component of the Council's strategy for integrated transport and active travel.

• Promote growth in the local economy.

• Provide opportunities that meet the aspirations of users.

• Allow key decisions to be taken locally.

• Ensure that good local data is available to decision-makers.

• Be based on transparent rules which are applied consistently and fairly across Highland.

• Ensure that parking revenue contributes to local infrastructure

improvement, including expansion of the parking estate and sustainable travel.

• Ensure that pricing strategies are adopted which differentiate the market and support behavioural change.

• Be delivered in a cost-effective way.

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