Parking charges to return to Halifax town centre following legal fiasco

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The permanent Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) which will re-introduce on street parking charges in Halifax town centre, will be in place from Monday, February 2.

The new TRO will replace the temporary TRO which has been in place in the town centre since November 7 2014. It will allow the council to reinstate parking charges and enforce all parking restrictions across the 20 streets in the central area of Halifax.

On street parking charges were lifted in Halifax town centre on October 8 2014, after it became clear that some of the council’s TROs could not be legally enforced.

The ‘Notice of Making’, which gives details of the new TRO, will be available to view on streets in Halifax town centre from January 30.

The new order will reintroduce pay and display charges in Halifax town centre in all marked parking bays at the previous rate of 50p for up to 30 minutes; £1 for up to one hour; £1.50 for up to 11/2 hours and £2 for up to two hours. Charges will apply between 8.00am and 6.00pm from Monday to Saturday, excluding bank holidays.

Calderdale Council’s Director of Economy and Environment, Ian Gray said: “The new TRO for Halifax town centre corrects the errors in the previous order. We’ve also used it as an opportunity to introduce map-based TROs – these are described using maps to identify where parking restrictions apply and are much easier for people to view.”

Work on the new TRO for the outer area of Halifax, Skircoat and King Cross is continuing and should be ready by Spring 2015.