Decision details

Town Centre Parking Review Update

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


At Council on 12 January 2022 it was proposed that the growth of town centre residential developments throughout the District are putting pressure on residential and visitor parking, to the detriment of both residents and visitors. Thanet District Council recognises these challenges and proposed to undertake a District wide impact assessment of increased pressures on both on and off street parking in our town centres arising from the expansion of town centre residential development, taking into account relevant factors such as access to electric vehicle charging, public transport links, cycle storage and pedestrian safety (especially at night), in order to develop solutions that support the community, recognising the need for some groups to have access to safe personal transport due to work conditions or disadvantage.


Cabinet agreed to adopt recommendation 3.1 (cited in the options section of the cabinet report) and agreed to undertake a well evidenced strategic review of parking across the district and then develop a district wide parking strategy.


Reasons for the decision:

To enable a well evidenced strategic review to be undertaken and used to develop a district wide parking strategy.

Alternative options considered:

Rejection of the motion and proposal for a well evidenced strategic review of parking across the district and then developing a district wide parking strategy was considered but rejected as there is a clear need to undertake a review and produce a parking strategy.


Undertaking a review based on the motion was also considered but rejected as Cabinet wanted to broaden the outcomes by producing a parking strategy.

Publication date: 12/05/2022

Date of decision: 28/04/2022

Decided at meeting: 28/04/2022 - Cabinet

Effective from: 20/05/2022

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