Report of the Director of Open Spaces.
The Committee considered a report of the Director of the Open Spaces on Additional tariff options and consultation feedback for Epping Forest Car Parking. The Chairman highlighted the extensive analysis, consultation and debate which had been undertaken to reach this point. In addition, it was emphasised that option C was the recommended option.
The Committee discussed the need to secure a modest income from the Epping Forest Car Parks to help with the management of the Forest. The Chairman highlighted significant financial contribution of the City of London Corporation to the Epping Forest Charity and that no local authority contributed to the Charity.
In response to a query from a Member, the Director of Open Spaces explained that for the policy to be cost effective means testing was not possible.
RESOLVED: That: -
I. The feedback from the public consultation exercise be noted; and
II. That option C be approved for car park charging at Epping Forest.