Parking charge hike opposes Wiltshire Transport Plan
Wiltshire CC has a Local Transport Plan (LTP3) that is supposed to 'support the local economy' (1.4 a) and 'meet residents needs for parking' (1.4 b).
The planned jump in charges is more likely to drive shoppers away from the town and force residents to find uncontrolled parking further from their homes.
I can't see the point in publishing these words unless every policy proposal is justified and supports the stated objectives. That would be a consultation worth having.