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Council says ‘thank you’ for responses to parking review consultation

21 November 2023

Cheshire East Council’s six-week consultation on proposals for changes to public car parking across the borough closed on 6 November.   We want to express our thanks to all who responded.

All the comments we have received are being carefully considered and a report will be prepared for the council’s highways and transport committee in the New Year, therefore no decisions will be made until then.Cllr Craig Browne - May 2023

Councillor Craig Browne, Cheshire East Council deputy leader and chair of the highways and transport committee, said: “Firstly, I want to thank everyone who responded to this consultation.  We recognise that many people have expressed concerns about the possible impact of these changes.”

“As we outlined during the consultation, the council must deal with the increased costs of running our car parks, including resurfacing, lighting, and installing electric vehicle charging points. We also need to address the imbalance of having some car parks free to use at all times, while in other towns motorists are expected to pay.

“This is only the second time since 2009 that we have considered extending parking charges. We will consider all the comments we have received to inform a decision report for committee in the New Year.”

A full report is currently scheduled to go before the highways and transport committee on 24 January 2024.