Modernising on-street parking across Hampshire

Changes to managing on-street parking across Hampshire in order to cover costs and protect highways maintenance budgets for essential repairs are due to be considered at a Hampshire County Council meeting on 29 October

Oct 23 2018

Councillor Rob Humby, Executive Member for Environment and Transport at Hampshire County Council, will be looking at a report detailing how the system might be modernised and made more consistent across Hampshire to ensure costs associated with on-street parking are covered, so as not to draw resources away from general highways maintenance across the county.

Councillor Humby said: “We know from what Hampshire residents have told us that a well maintained highway network is a priority for them, and so we need to ensure that as much resource as possible goes into this. 

“Making sure parking places are maintained with signs and lines, that appropriate traffic orders are put in place, and where waiting restrictions are imposed, that these are effectively managed- all comes at a cost, and this is currently taking resource away from essential highways maintenance.”

The report looks at the management of on-street parking, including residential parking permits, and reviews agency arrangements with Hampshire’s district and borough councils who currently deliver this service on behalf of the County Council.  

Read the full report