Council proposes changes to car parking

04/10/2017, PR8662

car parking

Wakefield Council is asking residents for their views on proposals to changes to parking provision across the district.

The Council is proposing some changes to car park charging in certain areas. The proposals include:

• Overnight, Sunday and Bank Holiday charging at the Council’s current pay-and-display car parks and on-street parking;
• Limiting free parking to three hours at Thornes Park, Minsthorpe Leisure Centre, Normanton Leisure Centre and Library, and Pontefract Pool;
• Introducing charging for parking at Anglers Country Park at the same rate as Pugneys.

Cllr Matthew Morley
Cllr Matthew Morley

Cllr Matthew Morley, Wakefield Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport and Highways, said: “These proposals aim to make more parking spaces available for genuine users of our leisure and parks sites across the district, and allow us to take enforcement action to tackle any issues.

“If the plans were to go ahead, any surplus income generated from the changes would be used to fund improvements for the car parks bringing benefits to local residents.

“We ask as many people as possible to take the time to give us their views on the proposals.”

Following the outcome of the consultation, the Council would look to implement any changes in the New Year.

Residents and local businesses can have their say on the proposals at
www.wakefield.gov.uk/parkingconsultation  

The consultation will run for five weeks, closing on 7 November 2017.

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