Off Street Parking Strategy 2021-2026

We own and operate 22 Pay & Display off street car parks. These car parks are located in Bognor Regis, Littlehampton and Arundel.
The car parks are defined as short stay, long stay or seasonal depending upon their location and charging structure. The short stay and long stay car parks are within the town centre while the seasonal car parks are mainly on the seafront and have a summer and winter charging structure.
We also act as agents on behalf of the West Sussex County Council enforcing on street regulations as well as regulations which cover our Off Street car parks.
With the continuing growth of the district (14% population growth by 2031 - 80% of those in the over 60 age group) and with the coastal area popular with visitors an overall increase in parking infrastructure is anticipated. The Strategy aims to balance the needs of residents, businesses, and visitors, helping to provide the accessible parking that people need with a positive parking experience and support the sustainability of our local places.
The Strategy is supported by an Action Plan which sets out improvements that will be delivered in the short to medium term, and aspirations for the longer term.

Our vision for parking

We will provide safe, well-maintained car parks that meet the needs of residents, shoppers and visitors to Arun, providing support for economic growth, promoting a sustainable environment and creating
a positive parking experience.

Why do we need a strategy?

Parking is a valuable asset for a council. Provision of good parking can help an area to thrive, reduce nuisance parking and provide an income for the council that we can re-invest in our car parks for the benefit of all. The Parking Strategy will set out a framework within which we can develop detailed policies to achieve our vision for parking.
Through the strategy an Action Plan can be created to deliver the following benefits:

  • investment in car parks through a planned Investment Strategy to ensure they are fit for the future
  • employment of enhanced technology and information to improve customer experience
  • appropriate management and charging structures to support vitality and economic growth.

The strategy covers:

  • providing safe parking
  • investing to provide well-maintained car parks
  • promoting a sustainable environment
  • providing support for economic growth
  • a positive parking experience
  • seeking feedback

You can read the full strategy here: Off Street Parking Strategy 2021-2026 [pdf] 3MB

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