Local people's views sought over parking changes
Bradford Council is asking for comments from local people via email or at the drop-in meetings (details below) before adopting the recommendations of a parking review in Ilkley conducted last year by consultants, Steer Davies & Gleave.
The recommendations include:
* Permit parking in residential areas immediately surrounding the town centre, these will be split into five zones
* Prohibited parking areas to improve traffic flow
* Town centre pay and display street parking (daytime only) - 30 minutes free of charge, maximum stay of two hours in the centre, with allowance for longer stay parking away from the centre. Proposed charges 30min-1hr £1, up to 2hrs £2 and where allowed all day £6.
* Increase tariffs at the South Hawksworth Street car park and reinvest the money into parking facilities
* Additional disabled parking bays and new loading areas
As parking charges are being considered for Ilkley Lido by Bradford Council’s Sports and Culture Services, the council have extended the scope of the review to include Ilkley Lido and Riverside Gardens to account for the potential impact of any changes.
The Council is in the early stages of considering the feasibility of additional park and ride facilities in the area. The possible addition of car parking is being discussed with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.
There will also be two drop-in meetings held at the Clarke Foley Centre where members of the public can view draft proposals, speak to council officers and submit their comments. These are being held on Tuesday 18 September between noon and 7pm, and Wednesday 19 September between 9am and 5pm - update 22 September, a further drop-in meeting has been planned for Monday, 8 October between 1pm and 7pm at the Clarke Foley Centre.
The consultation will run until 13 October - update 22 September, the council consultation page now shows this as 19 October.
As people have reported having problems accessing the council website we have added the download links below.