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Brighton and Hove Liberal Democrats

Brighton second most expensive place for council car parks in country

January 28, 2023 12:43 PM
By Trevor Freeman

28/01/2023 - An article in The Daily Mail showed that after Manchester, Brighton alongside London has the most expensive council car parks in the country. Manchester at £5.70 per hour leads the pack with Brighton and London following at £4.50 per hour. The recent attempt by the council to increase the residential and on street parking fees by 10% per annum only goes to show that the City Council views the motorist as a cash cow in their attempt to make up for government cut backs. Their policies have already resulted in a loss of £1.7 million income from parking permits. This can only mean that motorists are already finding it hard to meet the cost of parking in the city. With the high prices they charge for traders parking permits the question must also be asked whether that is impacting the level of business and the availability of services in the city.