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   ~~~ CONSULTATION ON SCC CHARGES FOR PARKING ~~~    26 October, 2017

The following email was received from Mike Goodman, Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning and County Councillor for Bagshot, Windlesham & Chobham: 

"I am determined that we will leave our countryside in a better condition than when we took the management of our wonderful countryside. As you may be aware Surrey County Council owns 6,500 acres of countryside estate, all of which is open for the public to visit and managed by Surrey Wildlife Trust on our behalf.

At a time of growing financial pressure on all its services, an important way the council can continue to look after its countryside and stop it from deteriorating is through making it self- funding. We would like to ensure that our countryside will be available to the public generations for the future and to this end we are looking at a range of opportunities.

One of those opportunities is to introduce charges for parking in some of our rural car parks. Many other countryside landowners and managers already charge in order to ensure visitor facilities are maintained and the sites are managed for the future - this is therefore a logical way forward for us.

Before we go ahead and develop a proposal for the Council’s Cabinet to consider, we would like to learn more about how Surrey’s residents use the countryside and their views on car park charging.

We are launching this consultation on 25th September and it will run until 6th November 2017.  The details can be found here. Or, alternatively:
Call 03456 009 009 or text 07860 053465 to request a printed copy of the questionnaire."

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