New Peebles parking survey

Tuesday September 12th 2023

Peebles Parking Edinburgh Road

East Station, Edinburgh Road, car park in Peebles.


Written by Local Democracy Reporter, Paul Kelly

All monies raised from introducing charges in two Peebles car parks would all be ploughed back into improvements in the town, residents have been assured.

Peebles Parking Group was established to carry out an extensive review of parking charges and is made up of local elected councillors, representatives of Peebles Community Council, Peebles Traders Association and the council’s roads officers.

Now the group is seeking the views of the public through a new parking survey on extending parking charges in East Station and Kingsmeadows Road car parks.

In the East Station (Edinburgh Road) car park visitors are presently charged to park on a Saturday only and Kingsmeadows car park is presently free parking all week.

Proposed parking charges would be: 50p up to 2 hours, £1.50 between 2-4 hours, £3 between 4-6 hours, £5 for 6 hours or more. Residents can purchase an annual parking permit for £26 and visitors (non-Scottish Borders residents) can purchase an annual permit for £41.50 and a monthly permit at £10.30.

Any surplus money raised from parking charges would be retained within the Peebles community and spent on improvements such as better visitor information, some environmental work (flower beds and baskets) and promotion of the town for visitors.

The spend of this surplus may be assessed and administered by a panel of councillors and community representatives.

To access the survey go to CLICK HERE.

The survey is available until October 8.

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