Councillor Christine Gilligan

Sheffield Green Party has launched a petition calling on the Council to introduce an Employers Workplace Parking Levy to help fund public transport and active travel initiatives across the city. (1)

A similar levy in Nottingham raised £64 million in its first seven years and the city has benefited from increased inward investment, as businesses have recognised the value of good quality public transport and an active travel network.(2)

Only larger employers would be affected. For example, a levy planned to be introduced in Leicester this year will only apply to employers who have 10 or more parking spaces and does not apply to spaces for blue badge holders or to parking spaces for emergency services employees.
Cllr Christine Gilligan, says:

“We can, and will, put pressure on the Conservative Government to properly fund public transport but the Workplace Parking Levy is something Sheffield City Council can do themselves to draw in funds to support buses, trams, trains and cycling and walking. If it can be done by Councils in Nottingham and Leicester why not in Sheffield? ”



(1) The Petition link here

(2) Why Nottingham’s levy has been such a success: video here

Frequently asked questions on the Employers Workplace Parking Levy
Employers Workplace Parking Levy – Frequently Asked Questions | Sheffield Green Party