Parking consultation event in Oban

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Published Date: 

23 Jun 2015 - 16:03

Drop-in event at the Corran Halls, Thursday 2nd July, 2pm – 4pm and 6pm – 8pm

Online consultation to run from Friday 26th June to Monday 6th July

People in and around Oban will have the opportunity to comment on Argyll and Bute Council’s new parking proposals, as well as make suggestions of their own, at drop-in events on Thursday 2nd July and through an online consultation which will run from Friday 26th June to Monday 6th July.


The drop-in events at the Corran Halls run from 2pm to 4pm and from 6pm to 8pm, giving local people the opportunity to comment on the parking proposals for the town.

There will also be the opportunity to comment through an online consultation, which can be accessed through the consultations section of the council website.

The proposed changes in the parking arrangements in Oban:

  • Altering the on-street charging structure to make it possible to pay in 15 minute increments.
  • Reverse Sunday charging, making on-street parking chargeable and off-street free up in the morning.
  • Changing the Lochavullin car park from its current 24hour free parking arrangement to a 4hour free, no return structure. Charging in this car park will also be considered as part of the consultation.
  • Time limiting the car park at Atlantis Leisure.

Chair of the Oban, Lorn and the Isles Area Committee, Councillor Roddy McCuish, encouraged people to participate in the consultation, saying: ‘’This is the key stage in the parking review process; it’s the views of local people that will inform the final plans. We are eager for people to either come along to the event or to comment online, or indeed both. I cannot emphasise enough how important it is that people take this opportunity to play a part in developing the solutions to any parking issues in the town.

‘’What we are trying to do is improve the Oban, Lorn and the Isles area for both residents and visitors. Our overall aim is to get parking turnover in the centre of town, supporting both local businesses and consumers, making sure that there is enough short-stay provision for people to go about their daily business.

‘’One of the key elements of our single outcome agreement is the creation of strong communities, and consultation like this help do that. A strong community is one that takes ownership of its town.

’’Please either come along to the events or participate in the online consultation. We want the finalised proposals to reflect, as far as possible, what the people of Oban want.’’