MORE free parking could be on the cards in Bognor Regis.
Visitors to the town’s Hothamton car park could soon be enjoying up to two hours of free parking.
The disc parking system, which is currently only available at the Fitzleet and Lyon Street car parks as part of a trial, could be expanded.
A recent study conducted as part of the Bognor Regis Parking Review highlighted a range of options and alternatives to improve car parking.
Arun District Council’s leader, Gillian Brown said: “I am very impressed with the report, which gives a comprehensive insight into the parking issues in Bognor and highlights a wide range of options that could make significant improvements to parking around the town.
“We must now properly consider all of these options before determining which are suitable, sustainable and affordable.
“I am particularly keen to introduce free two-hour parking using the disc system at the Hothamton car park, which has proved to be very successful in the other two car parks.”
The report provides a comprehensive review of current parking facilities and sets out a range of costed options, including the net change in the number of car parking spaces each could provide.
The report also includes options for better signage to encourage the use of car parks and outlines proposals to make parking in Bognor a more pleasant and safe experience through a variety of refurbishments and improvements.
Full details of the Parking Summary Report, which was commissioned by Arun District Council in June, are available on the website at www.arun.gov.uk/parking.
The consultant’s report was set to be considered on Wednesday (August 7) at the regeneration sub-committee meeting. For the outcome of the meeting see Thursday’s Observer (August 15)