Regency Square Car Park, Brighton
PARKING prices across the city are set to be frozen for the next financial year.
There are 230 separate tariffs for on-street, off-street and resident parking across the city.
A new city council report points out that 80 percent of on-street parking machines charge £1 per hour or £5.20 all day.
Only six of them are proposed for an increase in an attempt to control high-demand areas, pollution and traffic.
Drivers visiting residents in busy central areas will pay more. Visitor permits will rise from £3.50 to £4.50 in Brunswick and Adelaide (Zone M) and Central Brighton North and South (Zones Y and Z).
Four hours at Brighton’s busiest car park, the Lanes, goes up from £13 to £14, reflecting continued high demand, with cars frequently queuing outside, among other car park rises.
The new figures are recommended for approval by councillors on the environment transport and sustainability committee on January 23.
Committee chair Cllr Gill Mitchell said: “Parking prices remain fair given very high demand.
“All the money raised is spent on older people’s bus passes and other measures to improve transport.”
Source: The Argus