AS part of an ongoing review into car parking in Aberdeenshire, car park users in Inverurie are being asked for their input.
Aberdeenshire Council is reviewing car parking charges to ensure they help create turnover of the spaces, encouraging visitors and boosting economic vitality.
Meetings with local groups who have an interest, such as business groups and community councils, have already taken place.
A number of initial proposals have been developed for each town, and any other ideas or suggestions can still be considered.
The council’s transportation service is keen to hear from as many users of the car parks in each town as possible.
Any comments, proposals or suggestions will be used to further develop the proposals for parking in the town.
The Inverurie proposals for comment include a free period of parking in the Market Place car park after 3pm, which would help parents in particular during school pick up times.
During the initial review with local groups and interested parties, the issue of the number of parking spaces available in general was also raised which, although beyond the scope of the current review, will form part of the planning process for future car parking provision.
Comments should be submitted to: Strategy Manager, Tranportation, Aberdeenshire Council, Woodhill House, Aberdeen, AB16 5GB, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Residents are asked to note an extension to the earlier publicised response deadline – this has now been extended to Saturday, October 26.
As well as looking at charging within car parks, the ongoing review is looking at making parking easier and more efficient by considering unique problems faced within individial communities.
As part of the review, the opportunity is also being taken to look at other aspects of parking in the area.