Test Valley Borough Council have announced they are to introduce more short stay parking spaces in the town and will be running a pilot scheme for 50 reduced rate season ticket spaces in Shepherd Spring Lane Car Park.
These proposed improvements are designed to create more flexible car parking options are in addition to continuing free parking after 4pm, plans for around 23 “Dash and Go” spaces and the “Buy One hour Get One Hour Free” Christmas parking offer.
TVBC Press Release
The Council’s Cabinet on 27 November will consider proposals to publish a revised off-street parking order for consultation. This forms part of the next phase of the Andover Summit review of car parking by proposing additional and more flexible parking choices in the town. The order will propose the designation of shorter stay options in all Council town centre car parks.
As one of the outcomes of the Andover Summit Parking and Signage Working Group, Shepherd Spring Lane Car Park, which is long stay, will be used to pilot a scheme for 50 reduced rate season tickets for the town’s workers. To implement the scheme a change is required to the current fees and charges of the Council and a change to the Off-Street Order.
Portfolio Holder for Planning and Transport, Councillor Martin Hatley, said: “I am pleased to present proposal to the Cabinet to introduce more designated short stay spaces in the Council’s Andover town centre car parks. We are committed to supporting local residents, visitors and businesses alike and will continue our work to create the right conditions to help the local economy flourish. Our plans to improve car parking will help to increase the number of customers visiting stores in the town and improve the experience for shoppers.”
These proposed improvements to create more flexible car parking options are in addition to continuing free parking after 4pm, plans for some 23 ‘dash and go’ spaces and the ‘buy one hour get one hour free’ Christmas parking offer.