The leader of North Yorkshire County Council, Cllr Carl Les met with County Councillor Don Mackenzie, North Yorkshire’s Executive Member for Highways yesterday (8 December 2015).
They agreed to the Harrogate Area Committee’s request that there is a review all parking provision in the town centre before proceeding with the proposals for Sunday and evening charges.
County Council say that there will be a meeting between senior members and officers of both councils later this month in order to conduct the review.
The proposal from North Yorkshire County Council was originally to introduce a flat rate fee of £2 from 6pm to 12 midnight and to introduce daytime parking charges on a Sunday. This was amended at the last minute to extend weekday and Saturday charging to 7pm and to introduce Sunday charging.
In the report from Council officers little evidence was provided to support the proposals. The Harrogate Area Committee requested that a review of all parking provision in the town was made.