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Parking permit costs reduced following feedback

Posted on : 30 Nov 2018

Parking permit costs reduced following feedback
The proposed new cost of residential parking permits across the Caerphilly county borough has been halved following feedback received from the public.
 
Caerphilly council was planning to introduce a new charge of £30 per permit from April 2019, but following a period of public consultation the cost has now been reduced to £15 per permit.
 
The council is in the process of obtaining Civil Parking Enforcement (CPE) powers from Gwent Police and, as part of this process, work is being done to ensure all parking restrictions within the county borough are enforceable and supported by the required legal Traffic Regulation Order (TRO).
 
Cllr Sean Morgan, Deputy Leader of Council said, “We have listened to the feedback from local residents and we have lowered the price of the permits accordingly. This move brings us in line with other local authorities and ensures that our permit scheme complies with the council’s agreed policy as we prepare for the introduction of our new parking enforcement powers next April.”
 
There are currently 1661 properties that are eligible for a resident parking permit across the area and the new arrangements will also mean that business permits will also available where considered appropriate (at a higher charge of £75).
 
The council’s Cabinet have agreed the following changes:
  • A reduced charge of £15 per permit per annum.
  • A maximum of two permits per qualifying property can be issued, of which one permit can be designated as a visitor permit.
  • To allow the issue of business permits where considered appropriate and supported by ward members (at a charge of £75 per permit per annum).
 
For more information about parking permits please call 01443 866511


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