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New parking charges introduced

High Street Car Park, Halifax.

High Street Car Park, Halifax.

Calderdale Council will introduce a raft of new parking charges throughout the borough from tomorrow. (Jan 27)

On-street parking charges will be extended to 8pm in Halifax town centre.

Meanwhile long stay car parks will see the introduction of a maximum daily charge of £3 in selected car parks - a saving of £1.80 per day.

Councillors said the new charges in the town centre address the issues people have when trying to find somewhere to park in an evening.

Deputy leader Coun Barry Collins (Lab, Illingworth and Mixenden) said: “It’s not about generating extra income for the council it’s about managing the turnover of spaces in the town.”

Other measures introduced by the council following a period of public consultation include reducing the price of annual parking permits from £792 to £594.

Some on-street parking bays will be converted from short stay to long stay and ten more car parks will become pay and display. They are Bank Street, Mill Lane and Church Lane in Brighouse; Brig Royd, West Vale; Royd Lane, Ripponden; Haugh Shaw and Queens Road, King Cross; and Dale Street, Oxford Street and Dalton Street in Todmorden.

These car parks will charge 20p for the first 30 minutes and a maximum daily rate of £2.40.

The council aims to make another 390 spaces available for on-street parking.

Coun Collins also confirmed the council is working on resolving parking issues caused by the Skircoat scheme.

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From Monday, January 27, 2014, you will be able to park in the following car parks in Halifax at the standard hourly tariff but with a maximum rate of just £3 per day: High Street, North Bridge, Cross Hills, King Street, Hanover Street, Victoria Street, Union Street, Prescott Street.

In other areas across Calderdale ten more car parks will become pay and display:

Bank Street, Mill Lane and Church Lane in Brighouse; Brig Royd, West Vale; Royd Lane, Ripponden; Haugh Shaw and Queens Road, King Cross; and Dale Street, Oxford Street and Dalton Street in Todmorden.

Saturday free parking in town centre car parks will be replaced by a maximum charge of £1.

 

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