New car parking charges for Northwich are published
15 November 2018Public notices were recently published regarding changes to car parking tariffs at Council-run car parks in Northwich.
The new charges will come into effect on Tuesday, 27 November 2018.
Parking charges and other controls will be introduced at some locations to support short stay parking in central car parks and alleviate blockages caused by long-stay commuter use.
All tariffs are set at modest levels and some car parks will remain free of charge, such as Baron’s Quay, with free parking for up to four hours, to encourage dedicated retail and leisure use.
Other changes include the relaxation of restrictions on Market car park, so that shoppers can now park there on market days after 10am.
Blue badge holders will be able to park for free for up to four hours and borough residents can register for a special micro-chip blue badge for use in some large ANPR controlled car parks, as is already the case in Chester.
The new charges and controls are part of an action plan to ensure parking in Northwich is fit for purpose and positively contributes to the town’s economy. The plan, designed to better manage car parking demand across the town, is part of the Council’s 15-year parking strategy.
The Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Councillor Karen Shore said: ““These new changes and controls for parking in Northwich will introduce the right offers in the right places to encourage visitors, improve disabled provision, and reduce congestion and air pollution.
“We are supporting residents, businesses and the visitor economy and the changes will ensure that parking in Northwich will be easier and more accessible for everyone.”
The date of 27 November was chosen purposely to be after the forthcoming celebrations and Christmas lights switch-on in the town on Saturday 24 November.