Cheshire East Council is proposing to increase the charges for parking in their off-street car parks from early next year.
The Council has conducted a review of its current arrangements and as a result it is proposing an increase in parking charges of either 10p or 20p to each tariff in its pay and display car parks.
Additionally they are proposing to remove parking incentives including 'Free after 3pm' which was in operation in Spring Street car park but seems to have already been removed.
If implemented the charges for parking in Wilmslow car parks would go up 10p in Broadway Meadow (to 60p for one hour and £1.10 for two hours), Wilmslow Leisure Centre (to £1.10 for up to 3 hours), Spring Street (to 80p for one hour and £1.20 for two hours), The Carrs (to 30p for one hour and 60p for two to three hours) and The Rex and South Drive (to 70p for one hour and £1.10 for two hours).
A report prepared for next week's Environment and Regeneration Overview and Scrutiny Committee meeting states "Parking charges have, in the main, not changed over the last 10 years or so. If charges had increased by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) since 2007 the income to the Council would be £1,209,438 higher in 2016/17."
It is estimated that annual income from pay and display parking would be increased by about £220,000 per annum if the proposed parking increases are approved.
The report continues "The overall purpose of this proposal to amend parking charges is to ensure that the Council can continue to provide suitable, adequate, safe and well maintained parking provision."
Approval for the proposals will be sought from Cabinet on October 10th, if approved all the proposals would be subject to a public consultation from mid December to mid January with a view to implementing them in February 2018.