The review will cost around £62K with £10k coming from the Station Gateway Project and the remaining cost being split between Harrogate Borough Council and North Yorkshire County Council. HBC are looking to take £35K from its reserves for the review.
NYCC have said that they will contribute to a review for the Harrogate town centre and not a district wide.
A report, to decide if to go ahead with the review, is going to a non-public meeting the Cabinet Member for Sustainable Transport Meeting on 20 August 2018.
The report says a review is needed due to the Station Gateway project and a changing town centre.
The report says that the aim of the review is:
The primary focus of the review is to understand how existing parking provisions are being used, giving consideration to the suitability of that provision and the correlation between on and off street parking arrangements.
Phase 1 will aim to establish understanding and evidence on how existing parking is being used. It will confirm and quantify the extent of issues and set out what might be necessary so that parking policy and use supports the wider ambitions for the town.
Phase 2 will map out developmental changes over the next five years and how they will impact supply and demand. Recommendations will be made from both Phases and this will form a Parking Strategy moving forward.
The report says that it is anticipated that the review be complete by the end of 2018 and changes implemented in January 2019.