Agenda item

Covid Recovery and Town Centre Parking Charges - Report of Corporate Director of Regeneration, Economy and Growth


The Cabinet considered a report of the Corporate Director of Regeneration, Economy and Growth whichsought to review the provision of subsidised or free parking for centres across County Durham for both on-street and  off-street parking as a stimulus to support the economic recovery from the global pandemic (for copy see file of minutes).

Moving the report, Councillor Marshall referred to the many measures which will be required to support the response to the pandemic to ensure town centres are sustainable and accessible, and said the approach to free town centre parking to all town centre car parks after 2.00 pm will support access. 


Seconding the report, Councillor Patterson referred to the Economy and Enterprise Overview and Scrutiny Committee’s review into town centre retail which identified town centre parking as one of a wide range of issues impacting on the success of town centres, and, she added she was pleased to see that the report recognises the challenges of town centre parking and proposes a sensible approach.




That the recommendations in the report be approved.


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