We have received the following from the Highland Council. Please make your views directly to them. The views of FRCC will be published after the March Community Council Meeting:
: Pre-Engagement on Off-Street Car Parking Proposals for Black Isle - “The Highland Council (Off-Street Parking Places)(Decriminalised Parking Enforcement and Consolidation) Variation Two Order 2020”
In October 2019, the Council agreed a new policy to consider the introduction of charging in off-street car parks. There are several reasons for this new policy:
- The public have told the Council that we should focus on income generation in order to protect services and jobs.
- There is a need to find solutions for tourist congestion/traffic management
- Investment is needed in local infrastructure e.g. pot holes/gullies
A key aim of the new policy is to provide a clear and transparent way to consider the introduction of charges. It is a statutory process which includes the publication of a draft traffic order. Consultation with the public is central to the new approach. This process includes a period of pre-engagement with key stakeholders followed by public consultation on the draft proposals.
For the Black Isle area, this is the start of the pre-engagement process. The information pack attached sets out background and information to the process along with the details of each proposal for each individual car park site within the area.
Key stakeholders are being asked to comment on draft proposals for car park sites within your area. It is not anticipated that you will want to comment on all the locations but only for those relevant to your local community. The information you provide will help inform the draft proposals and the following consultation process.
The pre-engagement process will run from Monday 2nd March 2020 until Monday 30th March 2020. Please submit your answers using our online survey, accessible via this link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ward9
Additionally, you can submit your views on the attached word document and return this to firstname.lastname@example.org
Should you have any queries regarding the process, please email email@example.com
Car Park Project Team
Income Generation Project
The Highland Council
Glenurquhart Road, Inverness IV3 5NX