Futures Forum: How to revive the health of Sidmouth's high street >>> >>> "MP vows to take town's high street woes to Government - and calls for future vision"
... were particularly concerned with parking - an issue with many dimensions:
Businesses do not generally like higher parking charges:
Futures Forum: Car parking charge rises are ‘unpopular and are to the detriment of our town centre economies’
The District Council does its bit:
Futures Forum: Winter Shopper Special > All-day cheap parking in East Devon just started
Futures Forum: "Supporting town centres with cheaper parking"
Although the council makes a lot out of parking charges:
Futures Forum: An alternative to councils simply making money out of parking charges: "mixed development"
Futures Forum: Parking in East Devon: where and how much...
Futures Forum: Parking in East Devon: where and how much... part two
Futures Forum: Parking in East Devon: where and how much... continued
And it prefers to work things out by itself:
Futures Forum: Parking in Sidmouth: District Council 'now needs to work in an open and transparent way and in consultation with residents and businesses.'
Then there is the issue of 'park-and-ride' for Sidmouth:
Futures Forum: Is it 'Park & Change' or 'Park & Ride'?
Futures Forum: District Council draft Local Plan: and Park & Change
We are still waiting for a Traffic Management Plan for the town meanwhile:
Futures Forum: Traffic Management Plan for Sidmouth > starting with parking restrictions
Futures Forum: Dealing with traffic in Sidmouth: Town Council requests County Council "that a review and Traffic Management Plan for Sidmouth be commenced as soon as possible."
As discussed at the meeting:
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