Views sought on review of Broch car parking

As part of an ongoing review into car parking in Aberdeenshire, car park users in Fraserburgh 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 tranportation 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 each town.

In Fraserburgh, initial proposals include: introduce a free 45-minute period; introduce Pay and Display in Seaforth Street North/Dalrymple car park; and free parking in the run up to Christmas and after noon on Saturdays.

Comments should be submitted to: Strategy Manager, Tranportation, Aberdeenshire Council, Woodhill House, Aberdeen, AB16 5GB, or email: carparks@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

In addition to 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 well as looking at individual towns, the opportunity is also being taken to look at other aspects of parking in the area, including: formalising the use of public car parks for commercial activities and events, excess charge notices, residents permits, parking charges in country parks, parking enforcement, the machine replacement programme and cashless parking.