Car Parking Comparison - Knowle Park v Heathpark
Where will EDDC staff and visitors be able to park at the East Devon Business Centre at Heathpark Honiton, pictured below - one of the proposed sites for relocation of the District Council?
There is the matter of where and how much to pay at Knowle:
2 Responses to “It’s a mad world my masters, especially when it comes to parking”
It’s a mad world my masters, especially when it comes to parking | Sidmouth Independent News
Call for parking charges at KnowleA DEBATE on whether to impose parking charges at East Devon District Council’s (EDDC) Knowle HQ in Sidmouth was scuppered thanks to the last-minute intervention of the authority’s leader.
There are concerns that the proposals to relocate will lose Sidmouth substantial parking spaces at Knowle - especially for weekend visitors:
Council gets a grilling on HQ transfer | Exeter Express and Echo
Sid Vale Association - SVA response to final LDP June 2012
Council HQ move 'will hurt town economy' | This is Cornwall
And what of the income from parking?
Car parking charges: 30% of EDDC’s income | Sidmouth Independent News
Parking charges all add up for EDDC - News - Midweek Herald
And yet the District Council has been prepared to provide free or extended parking over the Christmas period:
“Free parking for all in East Devon”? | Sidmouth Independent News
‘Free’ parking for all East Devon? - News - Sidmouth Herald
Futures Forum: "Discount parking for Small Business Saturday"
Pulmans View from Sidmouth - digital edition (3rd December issue: page 5)
There seems to be a lack of transparency over income from parking:
Simple questions about planning consents in Sidmouth and parking revenue, but no such thing as a simple answer at EDDC | Sidmouth Independent News
Use of Off Street Parking Revenue - a Freedom of Information request to East Devon District Council - WhatDoTheyKnow
Greater transparency on parking revenues | Sidmouth Independent News
Lastly, whilst there might be questions about parking at the proposed relocation site for the District Council offices, there is also controversy over parking at the proposed industrial site at Sidford:
Sidford-Sidbury road: current traffic flow, before the 460+ parking spaces applied for at Sidford Fields! | Sidmouth Independent News