Parking Order Consultation - Queens Square, Attleborough

Breckland District Council is working in consultation with Attleborough Town Council and would like to consult with residents and visitors in respect of a time restricted parking trial at Queen Square, Attleborough, we would welcome comments from residents and visitors in respect of a trial.

Plans to restrict parking to a maximum of 3 hours with no return within one hour are now being considered in an attempt to increase turnover or frequency of parking at the car park.

Historical data from the Breckland parking survey of 2016 suggests that the average stay currently exceeds 4hrs or longer. This is seen as a barrier to increasing footfall in the Town Centre and currently restricts the number of parking spaces available throughout the day.

A parking trial would require users to acquire a free 3 hour limited parking voucher from onsite machines that would be placed in a vehicle and maybe inspected  by Parking Enforcement Officers. Once the 3hr limit has expired users would be required to remove vehicles from the parking place and not return within one hour from the expiry time of the free voucher.

A maximum £70 enforceable charge notice would be applied where vehicles exceed the 3 hour limit. 
There is no intention to charge for parking as part a proposed trial or to make changes to this position at this time.

To legally enforce the 3 hour limit Breckland District Council with the permission of Norfolk County Council will need to make changes to parking orders at this site, thedocumentation is included alongside this consultation statement. 

The consultation will be open for comment between Friday 14 February and midnight on Friday 6 March, any comments received after this date will not be considered.

Comments should made at facilities@breckland.gov.uk or in writing to Breckland Council, Facilities Department, Elizabeth House, Walpole Loke, Dereham, NR19 1EE.

Last updated: 17/02/2020 08:40:06