For clarification, SKDC's revised proposal is that 24/7 parking charges will only apply to Cattlemarket car park. The short stay car parks (including North Street where the EV chargers are located) will charge for parking 8 am to 6 pm every day including Sundays and Bank Holidays. Wharf Road will charge for parking any time of day or night from Monday to Saturday.
This will inevitably lead to confusion and increased traffic as drivers hunt for free parking options and the limited parking available in the short stay car parks will quickly reach capacity. Wharf Road is always busy on a Sunday; if it becomes the only car park free to use on Sundays, it too will quickly reach capacity.
Far from providing additional parking options in Stamford, this proposal will reduce the uptake at Cattlemarket and will increase traffic, congestion and illegal parking across the streets of Stamford.