Car Parking Strategy
At its meeting on Tuesday 18 July, Cabinet will be asked to approve a series of
proposals relating to the County’s car parking strategy.
The proposals relate to three towns: Flint, Buckley and Holywell and approval
is sought as follows:
1. The phased roll out for implementing the Flint Car Parking Strategy – car
parking charges were not introduced in Flint during the initial redevelopment
work in the town and there is now a plan for phased introduction of charges in
the town as the development work comes to an end. In addition, proposals for
additional on-street parking restrictions and plans to move the Church Street
cycleway to an adjacent street to allow for additional short stay, on-street,
free parking, will be subject to an informal consultation process.
2. A request for Buckley and Holywell Town Councils to undertake informal
consultation to establish their position on a formal review of the pedestrian
zones currently in place in the two town centres. While these areas provide
shoppers with a safe and unobstructed shopping experience, it has been
suggested that they can have a negative effective for businesses on those
streets as shoppers cannot quickly visit and collect items.
3. The inclusion of Well Street car park into the Holywell car parking strategy
– to add a further 50 parking spaces in the town.
Flintshire County Councils Cabinet Member for Streetscene and Countryside,
Councillor Carolyn Thomas, said:
“The Council’s car parking strategy was introduced to improve the vibrancy and
vitality of town centres through effective car park management and we are
proposing some changes and additions to this strategy. We will be consulting on
all of the proposals with local Council members, Town Councils, residents and
businesses before any changes are made.”