These car park price hikes are being planned for Brighouse

Brighouse parking charges. Car park at Parsonage Lane, Brighouse.
Brighouse parking charges. Car park at Parsonage Lane, Brighouse.

Motorists face car park price increases in Brighouse town centre if Calderdale Council leaders agree to proposals.

This is when Calderdale's car parking price hike plans will be discussed
Calderdale Council Cabinet members might expect fireworks when they meet at Halifax Town Hall on Monday, November 5 (6pm) but argue that on- and off-street charges are not being raised or introduced indiscriminately.

Against a backdrop of parking services having to make savings in extremely tough financial times – £160,000 in 2018-19 and £340,000 in 2019-20 – the council argues increases or introduction of charges has been looked at on a case to case basis.

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In Brighouse, users of Daisy Street car park face a 20p per hour rise from 40p to 60p, an increase likely to raise an extra £19,340 for the council, and those using Commercial Street, Bethel Street and Parsonage Lane car parks will see a rise from 60p to 70p per hour, which should raise an additional £20,737.

At Owler Ings car park, the 40p per hour rate will rise to 60p an hour, raising an extra £6,678.

But there will be no change to current arrangements at Mill Lane, Church Lane, Bank Street and Wakefield Road (Hipperholme) car parks and no change in on-street charges.

At Elland’s off-street car parks there will be no changes and the free first hour at Boxhall Road and Coronation Street car parks before the 50p per hour charge kicks in will stay that way – a cost to the council of £10,000.