Decision details

Car Parking Fees and Charges - Haysden Country Park - Outcome of Public Consultation

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


(Report of Director of Street Scene, Leisure and Technical Services)


The report set out proposals for changes to car parking tariffs in the Borough Council’s Haysden Country Park in Tonbridge.  The proposed changes were outlined in the Formal Consultation Notice attached at Annex 1.


A number of objections and comments had been received during the statutory consultation period and these responses were set out in Annex 2.


Cabinet noted that the proposed changes were reviewed within the context of a set of guiding principles, the cost of the parking service to the Borough Council and ongoing investment in the parking management service.  It was anticipated that the new charges would be introduced in late July 2023.


Careful consideration was given to the legal, financial and value for money implications and the responses to the public consultation were taken into account.




(1)             the objections to the proposed changes to the off-street parking charges (as detailed in Annex 2) be set aside; and


(2)             the appropriate Traffic Regulation Order be approved to facilitate the variation of the off-street parking charges (as detailed in Annex 1 and summarised below) to come into effect as soon as possible:


·        an increase of 20p (to £2.00) to the ‘up to 4 hour’ tariff

·        an increase of 50p (to £4.50) for the ‘over 4 hour’ tariff

·        an increase of £5 (up to £65) for 12 month car park season tickets


Report author: Andy Edwards

Publication date: 08/06/2023

Date of decision: 06/06/2023

Decided at meeting: 06/06/2023 - Cabinet

Effective from: 16/06/2023

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