A workplace parking levy (WPL) is a charge made by a local authority on employers for the number of parking spaces provided for employees. All money raised from a WPL must be ring-fenced for investment in local transport improvements.
The area under consideration can be seen in the map below. It covers the area generally known as the Great West Corridor, a stretch of approximately 4 miles along the Great West Road between Gillette Corner and Gunnersbury.
As part of the feasibility study, surveys were undertaken in the western sector (area in blue) in 2018 and following the September Cabinet decision to proceed with further feasibility work on the introduction of a Workplace Parking Levy (WPL) in the GWC, the Transport, Parking & Environmental Strategy team are about to commence contacting businesses within the eastern ‘phase 2’ zone to conduct a survey of parking spaces (see map below of affected area).
The revenue generated from the WPL would be solely used for transport improvements that will benefit local employees and residents, and a WPL is just one of the funding options being considered The current proposal is that revenue from the western sector would be used primarily for a new railway station on the ‘Golden Mile’ with a regular service linking to Crossrail at Southall, and the revenue from the eastern sector would be used primarily for a new railway station at Lionel Road with a ‘West London Orbital’ service linking Brentford and Syon Lane to High Speed 2 at Old Oak Common and onwards to Cricklewood. We are also exploring ways to improve access to the Piccadilly line and deliver better walking, cycling and bus provision generally along and across the corridor.
We are currently at feasibility stage to determine whether a WPL is appropriate for the borough. No decision has yet been taken on whether a WPL is to be introduced. A WPL scheme requires approval by local councillors, whilst the Mayor of London and The Secretary of State must also approve the use of revenue in the shape of 4 and 10-year revenue plans.
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