Proposed changes to selected Exmoor NP Car Parks
Exmoor National Park Authority (ENPA) wants your views on proposed changes for our Haddon Hill and Exford Car Parks.
This proposals for each site, form part of a wider scheme for improvements across the Exmoor National Park Authority owned estate, looking at and refreshing everything from dog bin provision, seating and tree-planting to improved signage.
ENPA Access and Recreation Manager Dan Barnett said:
“We aim to ensure that all of our car parks and picnic areas provide well-managed ‘gateways’ to Exmoor National Park - welcoming, easy to use spaces, maximising benefits for nature and climate, and providing high quality information to celebrate the locations which they serve.
At the same time, we are obliged to tackle ongoing financial challenges. In real terms, our current government funding is around half of what it was 10 years ago. Through introducing appropriate charging, we aim to offset some, or all, of the substantial annual cost to maintain them so that we can continue to provide high quality facilities with a sustainable funding model, less reliant on core government funding.
With this in mind, we have recently introduced an annual parking permit scheme that provides an affordable option for regular users that is transferable across all of our charged car parks. We hope that this along with a sensible charging rate will reduce any potential displacement of parking to less suitable places.”
The proposed charging rate will be £3 for 3 hours and £5 for over 3 hours.
You can find all the info on our carparking improvement schemes/proposals/public consultation and car park layout plans here:
We welcome feedback on these proposals, particularly from our regular users. This project is being managed by our Access and Recreation Manager, Dan Barnett.
Please send any comments for his attention to:
or firstname.lastname@example.org by 7th July 2023.
Individual meetings or a public meeting can be organised if this is considered helpful, using virtual meeting technology.