Issue details

Cost of living crisis and climate emergency response – changes to parking charges

H&F proposes to implement new emissions-based parking charge bands and improve the offer for residents visiting friends and family or shopping across the borough.

This policy will support our net carbon zero 2030 target and clean air neighbourhood strategy while helping residents tackle the cost-of-living crisis. It also supports businesses in the face of a potential recession.


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects 2 or more wards;

Decision status: No longer a Key Decision

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 02/08/2022

Reason for urgency:
From October, when the energy price cap is again hiked, a typical domestic household will have to pay £2,800 a year for gas and electricity. The cost-of-living crisis has also seen inflation rise above 9% and fuel top £2 a litre. An urgent decision taken now will allow the new parking charges to be introduced in October.

The policy is urgently required as a significant component of the administration’s programme to support residents through the cost-of-living crisis.

Report access: Open;

Report Type: Key Decision;

Decision due: 9 Jan 2023 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Public Realm

Lead director: Strategic Director for the Environment

Department: The Environment department

Contact: Bram Kainth Email: Tel: 07917790900.