The parking strategy sets out a long term plan for managing parking across Bath & North East Somerset. This is part of a package of transport improvements to help meet rising demand and reduce the impact of traffic on local people and the historic fabric of Bath as a World Heritage site.
The strategy is based on previous public consultation, and the views already expressed about parking from residents, local business, parish councils, interest groups and the general public.
Further public engagement was undertaken to consider peoples’ feedback about the content of the strategy ahead of its recommendation to the council for adoption. The strategy aims to balance the needs of local people and business, and a range of social, economic and environmental issues like congestion and air quality. The Parking Strategy was formally adopted by the council on 7 February 2018. We are now developing an Action Plan to support its implementation.