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Maidstone Park and Ride Provision and Town Centre Parking Strategy

Decision Maker: Strategic Planning, Sustainability and Transportation Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


A report to consider Maidstone's future park and ride provision and town centre parking strategy, further to the agreement provided by SPST at 7th February 2017 meeting regarding future provision of bus interchange facilities in the borough




1)  Officers are instructed to take forward the park and ride study and the Maidstone Town Centre Parking Strategy concurrently with the agreed bus interchange study, taking into account the following areas requested by the Committee:

·  Consideration of the expansion as well as consolidation of car parks

·  An expansion of electric vehicle charging points

·  The introduction of charging for polluting vehicles

·  Bus and rail interchanges

·  The impact of the closure of the Sittingbourne Road Park and Ride Site

·  Removal of any reference of considering car parks as development sites

·  The review needs to acknowledge that not all car parks are under the Council’s control

·  An up to date survey of car park usage

2)  An all member workshop be held to review the evidence gathered and the initial findings of the strategies before a final report is taken to this Committee



Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Contact: Mark Egerton Email: Email:

Report author: Mark Egerton

Publication date: 16/03/2017

Date of decision: 14/03/2017

Decided: 14/03/2017 - Strategic Planning, Sustainability and Transportation Committee

Effective from: 24/03/2017

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