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Decision Subject To Call In
Workplace Parking Levy - Investigation of Options for developing and implementing a scheme for Birmingham
Include item on Forward Plan/ Key Decision
Urgent Decision - Not in Forward Plan
Details for Agenda Sheet
Report of Strategic Director Inclusive Growth
Implementation Date (not before meeting on)
Tue 15 Oct 2019

To approve the further investigation of a Workplace Parking Levy Scheme for Birmingham and development of potential options.

Key Portfolio
OLD - Transport and Environment
Decision Maker
Chief Officer Decision Maker
Reason For Key Decision

over £500,000 revenue

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Decision Type:
Decision Maker:
Inclusive Growth
Other Information
Private Reason
Decision Outcome

On 15 October 2019, Cabinet:-


  1. Noted the findings of the Workplace Parking Levy (WPL) study to date, covered within the Strategic Outline Business Case (Appendix A to the report); and

  2. Approved the development of a WPL Full Business Case (FBC), which will include:


    • Full investigation of WPL options, impact assessments and operational principles;

    • Identification of governance requirements and budget required;

    • Completion of comprehensive workplace parking surveys;

    • Development of a communications and engagement strategy; and

    • Commencement of informal engagement with employers.


  3. Approved the development of a WPL Consultation Strategy which will be brought to Cabinet for approval (anticipated to be summer 2021 based on the Delivery Programme provided at Appendix C to the report);

  4. Noted that the findings of the WPL consultation and further technical assessment of the scheme will be brought to Cabinet to determine next steps (anticipated to be late 2021 based on the Delivery Programme provided at Appendix C to the report);


  5. Noted the total cost of implementation is £0.915m and approved release of £0.615m from Invest to Save development funding to procure external consultancy support to complete the Full Business Case, based on aforementioned tasks. The remaining funding will be subject to approvals within the FBC. Based on current estimates, it is proposed that the Invest to Save funding will be repaid within the first year of operation, expected to be 2023/24;


  6. Approved the procurement strategy to engage external resource using the Council’s West Midlands Transportation Professional Services Framework Agreement for a value up to £0.615m;

  7. Noted that where the Council’s West Midlands Transportation Professional Services Framework Agreement does not cover the scope, alternative procurement options will be considered and carried out in accordance with the Council’s Procurement Governance Arrangements;


  8. Agreed to delegate authority to the Director Inclusive Growth in conjunction with Assistant Director Development and Commercial Finance, Chief Finance Officer and the City Solicitor (or their delegates) to award the contracts for external resource;

  9. Authorised the City Solicitor (or their delegate) to complete all relevant documents necessary to give effect to the above decisions.


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Acocks Green; Allens Cross; Alum Rock; Aston; Balsall Heath West; Bartley Green; Billesley; Birchfield; Bordesely & Highgate; Bordesely Green; Bournbrook & Selly Park; Bournville & Cotteridge; Brandwood & Kings Heath; Bromford & Hodge Hill; Castle Vale; Druids Heath & Monyhull; Edgbaston; Erdington; Frankley Great Park; Garretts Green; Glebe Farm & Tile Cross; Gravelly Hill; Hall Green North; Hall Green South; Handsworth; Handsworth Wood; Harborne; Heartlands; Highter's Heath; Holyhead; Kings Norton North; Kings Norton South; Kingstanding; Ladywood; Longbridge & West Heath; Lozells; Moseley; Nechells; Newtown; North Edgbaston; Northfield; Oscott; Perry Barr; Perry Common; Pype Hayes; Quinton; Rubery & Rednall; Shard End; Sheldon; Small Heath; Soho & Jewellery Quarter; South Yardley; Sparkbrook & Balsall Heath East; Sparkhill; Stirchley; Stockland Green; Sutton Four Oaks; Sutton Mere Green; Sutton Reddicap; Sutton Roughley; Sutton Trinity; Sutton Vesey; Sutton Walmley & Minworth; Sutton Wylde Green; Tyseley & Hay Mills; Ward End; Weoley & Selly Oak; Yardley East; Yardley West & Stechford


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Date & Time CreatedUser Full NameStatus DescriptionDetails
 Page 1 of 10, items 1 to 10 of 92.
03/07/2019 09:34:19Dave ArnoldBusiness Item Created 
03/07/2019 09:34:19Dave ArnoldCommittee AddedCabinet
03/07/2019 09:34:20Dave ArnoldMeeting Added17/09/2019 10:00AM
03/07/2019 09:35:32Dave ArnoldWard AddedAcocks Green
03/07/2019 09:35:32Dave ArnoldWard AddedAllens Cross
03/07/2019 09:35:32Dave ArnoldWard AddedAlum Rock
03/07/2019 09:35:32Dave ArnoldWard AddedAston
03/07/2019 09:35:32Dave ArnoldWard AddedBalsall Heath West
03/07/2019 09:35:32Dave ArnoldWard AddedBartley Green
03/07/2019 09:35:32Dave ArnoldWard AddedBillesley


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