Will the town centre public parking be reduced?
It is planned that town centre public car parking spaces will not reduce. The council is committed to delivering a net neutral parking solution across the sites. Iterations of development options tested so far demonstrate a range of available car parking, with an increase of up to 33 spaces and a potential loss of up to 40 spaces.
How many public car park spaces are at Crown Court now, and how many will there be in the future?
There are 299 spaces at Crown Court car park. The council is committed to delivering a net neutral parking solution across the sites. Iterations of development options tested so far demonstrate a range of available car parking, with an increase of up to 33 spaces and a potential loss of up to 40 spaces.
The scheme will allow for active travel and be part of the wider scope of delivering cycle routes and cycle parking on the sites to complement the development.
How well utilised is the Crown Court car park at the moment?
The Council has looked at the recent occupancy rates of the car parks and analysed trends of car parking before the pandemic and is committed to developing a car parking neutral solution to the development opportunities.
Since the pandemic, the car park at Crown Court has slowly been getting busier. It is currently around 62% capacity, which is not capacity at pre-pandemic which was around 90%.
Why do we need neutrality when other car parks are available and empty at other places such as at Pets at Home?
There are a number of privately owned car parks in the centre of Godalming that may not be used to their full capacity.
The Council is committed to achieving public car parking neutrality on the council owned sites and are not able to take into consideration at this point other privately owned car parks.
Where will accessible parking be?
Accessible car parking spaces for families and disabled users will be available at both Crown Court car park and public car parking at the Burys.
What is a Mobility Hub?
A mobility hub is a central point for hiring of bikes and e-scooters that connect to other edge out of town locations – relieving the need for car travel.
Where else will there be other places to hire and use bikes / scooters from?
The Council is working with partners to develop the integrated approach to the mobility hub. Places such as Broadwater Park will be included in the proposals.