Devon County Council (DCC) has delivered a blow to Tavistock by ignoring requests to delay public consultation arrangements to introduce on-street parking charges in the town and work with the community. The County Council has also refused to attend at any public meetings to explain the plans it intends to impose.
Tavistock Town Council, together with the BID Co and Chamber of Commerce, objects to the proposals on the grounds they will adversely affect residents and businesses alike at a time when inflation is causing stress throughout the community. Also that DCC have provided no evidence to indicate any positive impacts - other than improved income from the fees it will levy.
The Town Council has been advised by DCC that a wide-ranging scheme, affecting much of the Town Centre, will be advertised for 21 days commencing on 30th November - ‘burying’ it in the run up to Christmas. The draft proposal can be inspected below on the attached document which shows the area to be covered and which, it is understood, relates to 2hr maximum stay.
A link to the consultation will be published on the Town Council’s website as soon as DCC issues it.
For more information contact Devon County Council once the consultation is ‘live’ using the methods it will provide to respond, as well as letting your County Councillor know your views.