Wirral Council is seeking to implement a fair and sustainable parking policy across the borough. Charges have already been introduced in other council-run car parks and these proposals would bring a number of other locations in line.
Why is the council proposing the new parking charges?
Charging would allow the Council to provide a fair and sustainable parking policy and continue to provide public car parks and access areas into the future in a fair and sustainable manner. Charges are already in place in many other Council-provided car parks in other communities.
Will Blue Badge Holders have to pay the charges?
Blue (disabled) badge holders would be exempt from the requirement to pay for parking as long as a valid badge is clearly displayed.
Where is the council proposing to introduce the new parking charges?
The areas affected are:
Kings Parade and Coastal Drive, New Brighton - Scheme ref no. TO/18/06
- Download a map of the exact location - Kings Parade and Coastal Drive
- Schedule and Statement of Reasons, Kings Parade and Coastal Drive
- New Brighton Controlled Parking Zone Order
North Parade and Meols Parade, Hoylake and Meols - Scheme ref no. TO/18/07
- Download a map of the exact location - North Parade and Meols Parade
- Schedule and Statement of Reasons, North Parade
- On Street Order, North Parade
South Parade, West Kirby - Scheme ref no. TO/18/08
Bayview Drive, New Brighton – Scheme Ref No. TO/18/09
- Download a map of the exact location - Bayview Drive
- Schedule and Statement of Reasons, Bayview Drive
Derby Pool car park, New Brighton and the Gun site car park - Scheme ref no. TO/18/10
- Download a map of the exact location - Derby Pool car park
- Download a map of the exact location - Gun site car park
- Schedule and Statement of Reasons, Derby Pool and Gun site
- Off Street Pay and Display Order Amendment 2018
Large scale plans are also available for public viewing at the following venues:
- Hoylake Community Centre, 31 Hoyle Road, Hoylake, Wirral CH47 3AG. Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
- One Stop Shop, West Kirby Concourse, Grange Road, West Kirby, Wirral CH48 4HX. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9am to 5pm, and Wednesday 10am to 5pm.
- Floral Pavillion Theatre, Marine Promenade, New Brighton, Wirral CH45 2JS. Monday to Saturday 10am to 6pm, and Sunday 10am to 4pm.
How can I have my say on the proposed charges?
A consultation recently took place to allow people to have their say on the proposed charges. The consultation closed on Friday 22 June 2018.
What happens next?
The comments from the consultation will be considered as part of a key decision report to the Leader of the Council and will follow the council's Democratic Process. The decision is subject to call-in and may require a further report to a future meeting of the Business Overview and Scrutiny committee.