Hull drivers face rise in permit cost

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Published: Thursday 20th November 2014 by The News Editor

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Motorists living in Hull could have to pay nearly three times more for a permit to prevent city parking becoming a free for all, a senior councillor is warning.

Residents currently pay £7.50 every year but Hull City Council officers say £33 is a more realistic cost.

Portfolio holder for roads Councillor Martin Mancey and council deputy leader Daren Hale recommend £20, although they will delay the final decision until after a consultation with 28,000 households in 2015.

The current £7.50 charge, which has been in place for several years, is “well below” the true economic cost and fees that other local authorities charge, Mr Mancey said.

The result, he added, was that the cost was subsidised by the taxpayer, an unfair result for people who do not use the zones or drive.

And Mr Mancey said controlled parking zones would be scrapped if most residents in those areas declined to pay £20 for permits, but warned that in such a case parking would become a free for all.

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Published: Thursday 20th November 2014 by The News Editor

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