People asked for their views on city centre parking in Leeds

A consultation about parking in the city centre of Leeds begins this week.

Leeds City Council has conducted a comprehensive review of city centre car parking and wants to hear if people think its approach to parking is appropriate and sustainable for the future.

The review identified how many car parking spaces there are currently and how future developments in the city will impact on this. It also looked at occupancy trends, pricing and income generated by parking charges.

The initial budget proposals, to be discussed by executive board on Wednesday 12 December reference ideas for income generation, with proposals for charging for Sunday parking in the city centre, along with the extension of evening parking charges.

People are now being asked for their thoughts on the review, including how charges can be used more creatively to support the city centre’s economy. An example could be using different charging structures to encourage specific lengths of stay at particular times.

The consultation is available at

https://consult.leeds.gov.uk/leeds/KMS/elab.aspx?noip=1&CampaignId=471&SessionId=H8SUWY5GDX or people can contact Parking Consultation, Parking Services , PO Box 139, Leeds, LS9 1AA .

The consultation will close on 20 January 2013.


For media enquiries, please contact;

Cat Milburn, Leeds City Council press office (0113) 247 4450

Email: Catherine.milburn@leeds.gov.uk