Issue details

19/00054 - Fees and charges for rechargeable Kent Country Parks Parking Service Activity and the principles for establishing future fees and charges

To revise and update Kent County Council’s (KCC) Kent Country Parks daily pay and display and annual season ticket parking charges and to delegate authority to the relevant Head of Country Parks, in conjunction with the Member for Community and Regulatory Services, to review and publish annually revised fees and charges subject to the application of a number of key principles.


Decision type: Key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 01/07/2019

Decision due: Not before 30th Jul 2019 by Cabinet Member for Community and Regulatory Services
Reason: In order that the proposed decision can be published for a minimum of 28 days in accordance with statutory requirements

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Community and Regulatory Services

Lead director: Stephanie Holt-Castle

Department: Growth, Environment & Transport

Contact: Helen Page 03000 417711 Email:


The proposed decision was considered and endorsed at the Envrionment and Transport Cabinet Committee on 16 July 2019.

Financial implications: The annual price of both season tickets are proposed to rise from the 1 September 2019 by £2. The standard ticket will therefore increase to £52 (costing the customer £1.00 per week to use all nine parks as frequently as they wish) and the blue badge season ticket will increase to £5.00 (10.4 pence per week). This £5.00 figure has been set as the sum to make the processing costs of all blue badge season ticket applications neutral (i.e. putting together those that do apply online with those that use contact centre) and will still not provide any surplus funds to support the ongoing maintenance of the park’s infrastructure

Legal implications: KCC is entitled to charge for Pay and Display at the Kent Country Parks under Section 3 of the Local Government Act 2003 (Power to Charge for Discretionary Services) and Section 43 of the Countryside Act 1968.

Equalities implications: EQIA’s have been completed to ensure impacts of charging changes have been considered and mitigations factored in where appropriate.


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