Aberdeenshire Council are asking visitors and residents of Turriff for their views on Turriff car parking facilities and charges as part of an ongoing review into car parking in Aberdeenshire.
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 and any other ideas or suggestions from car park users and residents can still be considered. The council’s transportation 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.
The initial proposals in Turriff include
- Remove parking charges altogether from the High Street Pay and Display car park
- Have a 30 minute free period in the High Street Pay and Display Car Park to encourage more short visits
- Introduce Pay and Display into the currently free green spaces within the High Street car park, to encourage more short stays and visits to the town centre.
As well as looking at charging within car parks, the ongoing review is looking at making parking easier and more efficient by considering unique problems faced within individual 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.
The review is also looking at parking in Ellon & Oldmeldrum
In Ellon, initial proposals include
- a 30 minute free period in all the Pay and Display Car Parks to encourage short visits
- to introduce Pay and Display into Station Road (West) car park to encourage more short stays and visits to the town centre
In Oldmeldrum the introduction of
- limited waiting of 45 minutes in the Square and Cowgate car parks to encourage more short stays and visits to the town centre has been proposed. These restrictions would be managed by the display of “clocks” on the dashboard displaying the valid time period.
If you have any views on the proposed changes in Turriff or wish to make your own proposals then comments should be submitted to