Plans to park on dual carriageway
Plans to turn one lane of the York Street dual
carriageway into a pay-and-display parking area are being
considered by councillors.
The nearside lane of the southbound carriageway outside Maybrook
House and Dover Discovery Centre could be converted into 23
Council officers estimate this would cost about £13,000 but
could generate up to £60,000 a year in income.
Meanwhile organisations which ask for parking charges to be
suspended while they hold major events will have to pay more in
future, if proposals put forward by the district council go
In the past, it has cost £75 per application for the suspension
of parking bays, regardless of the length of time or the number of
Events when suspensions have been implemented free have included
Dover Regatta, Deal Regatta and Sandwich Carnival.
But councillors are now being recommended to charge for all
suspensions, and to increase the charge to £100 for each
application for up to one week, another £50 for each additional
week, plus £5 per bay for the loss of daily income.
Councillors are also being recommended not to issue three-month
parking permits in future, and not to send reminders to people when
their permits are about to expire.
For the full story see this week's Dover
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