Council proposes changes to 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
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
“We ask as many people as possible to take the time to give us their views on
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.