by Focus team member on 6 November, 2018
Fareham Council is proposing to change the rules for car parking in Stubbington Green (the spaces outside shops) and the Rear of Standen House (behind the Snooker Hall).
The maximum stay will continue to be one hour (8am to 6pm Monday to Saturday) but the “No Return” period will be raised from two hours to four hours.
The Council say they are proposing this because some staff from local businesses park for the maximum permitted period, and then move the vehicles from one bay to another, or leave the car park to conduct business and then return to the car park, effectively using the car park as a free business car park.
They say this means fewer spaces for customers of the shops and small businesses and results in lower footfall and reduced trade.
There will be a consultation process before this takes effect. We’ll let you know when the consultation opens so that you can give your views.