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Increase to Norwich car parking charges agreed

14:48 29 September 2012

St Andrews Car Park.

St Andrews Car Park.

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Car parking charges are to increase within weeks – although councillors have vowed not to consider further hikes until 2014.

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The Norwich Highways Agency Committee agreed on-street parking will increase from 40p to 50p for 15 minutes in the city council’s so-called ‘core zone’ of St Giles, Castle and Cathedral areas.

The original recommendation was 45p.

In the council’s ‘secondary zone’, which includes St Augustine, St Paul, St Mary, St Clement, St Julian, St John and St Peter sub zones, it will increase from 25p for 15 minutes to 30p for 15 minutes.

Increases in the council’s 14 off-street car parks, which last went up in November last year, differ. In Chantry, St Giles, Chapelfield East and Pottergate, the hourly rate will go up from £1.50 to £1.60, while in St Andrews, it will increase from £1.40 an hour to £1.50 an hour.

At Barn Road, Magdalen Street and St Crispins, the increase is from £1.10 an hour to £1.20 an hour, while drivers will pay £1.30 an hour, rather than £1.20 an hour, to park in Colegate, Queens Road and Rouen Road.

Maximum stay rates will also increase from £5.50 at St Andrews to £5.70 and £12 to £15 at St Giles.

These changes will come into force from November 19 but the committee agreed not to examine the prices again for 18 months.

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5 comments

  • It amazes me that people still pay the high prices to park in the city centre when you can get an all-day ticket on the Park and Ride for £2.40! P & R is also less stressful.

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    i2011

    Saturday, September 29, 2012

  • Excellent news, let the people who demand expensive roadway and car parking facitlites pay for it themselves.

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    expat

    Saturday, September 29, 2012

  • leave the shops and malls to rot in peace.shop where there is free parking.what a stupid short sighted decision

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    bookworm

    Saturday, September 29, 2012

  • Just one more reason as a North Norfolk person to NOT come to Norwich. Thanks

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    Farquarson-Smythe

    Sunday, September 30, 2012

  • Another daft idea of Norwich City Council, are they trying to kill the city centre for good. I don't even own a car but I see why there needs to be affordable parking. You cannot even accuse NCC of wanting out of city developments after they denied ASDA planning permission, who what is their agenda exactly?

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    chebram71

    Saturday, September 29, 2012

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