Have your say

Proposed Changes to Car Parking Charges December 2017

In December 2016 the Council’s public consultation exercise (Have Your Say on Our Future) sought your views regarding the principle of seeking to recover the full costs of delivering services through charges where appropriate.  We explained that if this was acceptable and there was an opportunity to increase a fee or charge in line with this principle, specific proposals would then be drawn up and we would consult again.  The general response to the consultation confirmed that this was acceptable.

This approach is deemed necessary as part of a wider plan to address ongoing financial pressures faced by the Council, largely arising from reduced funding by Welsh Government.  The Council successfully met a £41.5m budget deficit between 2014/15 and 2016/17 but the information currently available indicates that a similar budget pressure will be faced from now until 2021.  This position is outlined in detail within the Council’s Medium Term Financial Plan.

We have committed to an on-going review of car parking charges. We have recently revisited our current car parking charges, in accordance with the full cost recovery principle.

At present, there is an annual deficit of £415k in the 2017/18 financial year.


There are two options proposed in relation to varying current charges at car parks where annual charges apply and at car parks where seasonal charges apply.


Option 1

Option 2

To reduce the deficit

To eliminate the deficit and allow a small surplus to re-invest in parking and relevant traffic management improvements. This option proposes higher fees for longer duration stays


The Proposed Amendments Document shows what the impact of Option 1 and Option 2 would be on specific car parks at specific locations in the county.

Both options propose a standardised one hour tariff of 50 pence across the county.

Both options propose higher fees for high demand seasonal car parks.

We are also providing the opportunity for you to put forward your own options for consideration.



Proposed New Permits

Proposed Increased Charge for Existing Permit

County All Year Permit (Penfro)

Parking Permit Passport

Seasonal Permit Any Car Park (Seagull)

Reserved Bay Permits (General)

Specific Car Park, Non-Transferable Permit (The Puffin)

Reserved Bay Permits at The Croft Car Park, Tenby

Dusk and Dawn Permit

Visitor Permit


Tenby Harbour Resident Permit


You can find details of the proposals in regard to Permits on the response form below.


To give your views, please complete our online response form

Alternatively you can print off a hard copy response form  Once complete, please email to surveys@pembrokeshire.gov.uk or post to: Pembrokeshire County Council, Policy, 2D County Hall, Haverfordwest, SA61 1TP

The closing date for responses is Friday 12th January 2018

ID: 2862, revised 08/12/2017