Off street charges

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Councillors recommended to Cabinet that parking charges should change at the Street Scene and Environment Advisory Board meeting held 30 October 2019. The report can be seen in full here as part of the Review of Parking Fees and Charges item.

Members of Cabinet considered those recommendations at their meeting 06 January 2020. They agreed with the recommendation and that this should now proceed to formal consultation (change the Off Street Parking Places Order). The report to Cabinet, and their decision, can be seen here.

The outcome of the formal consultation, which ran from 17 January 2020 and ended 9 February 2020, was reported to councillors at their 05 March 2020 meeting of the Street Scene and Environment Advisory Board where they referred to Cabinet that the objections to the proposed changes to off street charges be set aside and the variation to the off street charges is made prior to the proposed parking charges outlined in the report coming into effect on 5th April 2020.

The Cabinet meeting of 17 March 2020 was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Members of Cabinet resolved at the meeting 03 June 2020 Cabinet that the recommendations be deferred until the next annual review of car parking arrangements in autumn 2020, to enable the financial implications and the impact to the community arising from the coronavirus pandemic to be fully assessed.

Members of Cabinet resolved at their meeting 14 October 2020 that ‘the revised off-street parking fees and charges as previously agreed by the Street Scene and Environment Services Advisory Board (as set out at Annex 1 to this report) be progressed to come into effect from 4 April 2021 in line with all relevant legislation’ This is shown in page 4 of the 12 pages of Decisions.

Formal consultation documents

Current and proposed charges

Blue Bell Hill car park

Current charge Proposed charge
Daily £2.50 Daily £2.70
Weekly £10 Weekly £12
Monthly £35 Monthly £40
Quarterly £100 Quarterly N/A
6 Monthly £180 6 Monthly N/A
Annual £300 Annual £420

Borough Green - Western Road car park

Current charge Proposed charge
Up to 30 minutes 20p Up to 30 minutes 20p
30 minutes to 1 hour 30p 30 minutes to 1 hour 40p
1 to 2 hours 50p 1 to 2 hours 60p
2 to 4 hours £1 2 to 4 hours £1.10
4 to 6 hours £1.50 4 to 6 hours £1.60
6 to 9 hours £2.10 6 to 9 hours £2.20
All day £5.20 All day £5.30
Residents Season Ticket £290 Residents Season Ticket £320

Tonbridge - short stay car parks

  • Angel
  • Botany
  • Bradford Street
  • Castle Grounds
  • Kinnings Row
  • Lamberts Yard
  • River Lawn
  • Upper Castle Fields
Current charge Proposed charge
30 minutes 70p 30 minutes 70p
1 hour £1.30 1 hour £1.40
2 hours £2.30 2 hours £2.50
3 hours £3.10 3 hours £3.40
4 hours £3.80 4 hours £4.20

Tonbridge - long stay car parks

  • Lower Castle Field
  • Sovereign Way East
  • Sovereign Way Mid
  • Sovereign Way North
  • Vale Road
  • Waterloo Road
Current charge Proposed charge
1 hour £1.30 1 hour £1.40
2 hours £2.30 2 hours £2.50
3 hours £3.10 3 hours £3.40
6 hours £4.70 6 hours £5.30
All day £5.90 All day £6.70

Tonbridge - all day season tickets

  • Lower Castle Fields
  • Sovereign Way East
  • Sovereign Way North
  • Vale Road
Current charge Proposed charge
Monthly £110 Monthly £120
Quarterly £300 Quarterly N/A
Half-yearly £550 Half-yearly N/A
Annual £950 Annual £1020

Tonbridge - off peak season tickets - annual charge

  • Angel
  • Botany
  • Bradford Street
  • Kinnings Row
  • Lamberts Yard
  • Lower Castle Fields
  • River Lawn
  • Sovereign Way East
  • Sovereign Way Mid
  • Sovereign Way North
  • Upper Castle Fields
  • Vale Road
  • Waterloo Road
Current charge Proposed charge
£270 £290

West Malling - High Street car park

Current charge Proposed charge
30 minutes 40p 30 minutes 40p
1 hour 70p 1 hour 80p
2 hours £1.40 2 hours £1.60
3 hours £2.10 3 hours £2.40
4 hours £2.80 4 hours £3.20

West Malling - Ryarsh Lane car park - season ticket annual charge

Season Ticket Current charge Season Ticket Proposed charge
Annual £175 Annual £255

Country Parks - Haysden and Leybourne Lakes

Current charge Proposed charge
0-4 hours £1.20 0-4 hours £1.40
4+ hours £4 4+ hours £4
Annual Season Ticket £40 Annual Season Ticket £50

Introduction of parking charges in some car parks that are currently free

There is also a separate proposal to introduce charges in some of our car parks that are currently free. These car parks are Bailey Bridge car parks in Aylesford, Martin Square car park in Larkfield and Snodland car park. The proposed charges are the same as the proposed charges for Western Road, Borough Green car park. More information is available from;