Denbighshire County Council has clarified its position in relation to issues with parking at the Greenfield Place car park in Rhyl.
In October, agents acting on behalf of the site owners applied to remove a planning agreement already in place whereby the car park was available free of charge to the public, irrespective of whether they shop at the store. This was to allow them to formally charge people for parking at the location.
This application was rejected by Denbighshire’s Planning Committee, but the company continued to charge for parking.
The Council recently wrote to the Danish company running the car park, stressing the negative publicity coming from their continued charging at the site. It also called for the company to stop charging until such time they submitted a revised planning application and a decision was taken by the Planning Committee. The Council also outlined in the letter that the company was in breach of the planning agreement in place.
This week the parking meters have been covered up at the location.
Councillor Brian Jones, Cabinet Lead Member for Environment, said: “We are delighted that the company have taken steps in the short term to comply with the planning condition, in light of the strength of feeling locally and following the Council’s correspondence.
“If a revised planning application is sent in, the Council will be consulting with the local community and providing a chance for local people to get involved in having their say. All feedback received would then be reported back to the Planning Committee, as part of the decision making process”.