Moves to limit parking at County Hall are rejected
- Credit: Steve Adams
Measures to limit parking for workers at Norfolk County Council have been rejected - after opposition Conservatives voted down the proposals.
Council officers said action needed to be taken as the car park at County Hall is at capacity and, with staff moving there from closing offices elsewhere in the county, the pressure will increase.
Proposals to bring in blanket parking charges at County Hall were previously abandoned, but a revised package of measures was drawn up.
That freshly proposed package would have meant existing workers living within a mile of the council's Martineau Lane headquarters would no longer get parking permits and new workers living within three miles would not get them.
Those with parking permits would have had a second non-parking day, added to the current one day a week when they are not permitted to par Workers who wished to park on the non-parking day faced a £5 charge.
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The matter was put to the full council this week - after the casting vote of Labour leader George Nobbs at a meeting of the policy and resources committee.
But, with Conservative group leader Cliff Jordan having opposed the move, the package was rejected.
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Forty-two councillors voted against, with 35 in favour and three abstentions.
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