SHDC want to increase parking permit prices to put people off buying them
South Hams District Council are consulting on whether to increase the prices of parking permits in South Hams towns in order to put people off buying them.
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The consultation, which runs until Friday, 11 September, looks at a proposal to "amend the parking permit and charges so that the costs of the current permits are increased in order to manage parking more effectively, and increase the availability of Pay and Display parking".
amend the parking permit and charges so that the costs of the current permits are increased in order to...increase the availability of Pay and Display parking
The council is also proposing to "eliminate leisure and bowling permits and to put the sale of Salcombe and Dartmouth permits on hold with no new applications permitted only renewals of existing permits".
eliminate leisure and bowling permits and to put the sale of Salcombe and Dartmouth permits on hold
The proposals aim to "have a fair, transparent and consistent approach to permit pricing, reduce permit numbers in Dartmouth and Salcombe going forward and link the pay and display parking prices to the permit prices".
The South Hams resident permit, which covers all car parks except park and ride is increasing more than 21 per cent from £47 to £58 for April 2021 and by nearly 47 per cent by April 2022.
In Ivybridge, Leonard's Road 12 month permit is proposed to go from £192 to £230, an increase of nearly 20 per cent by April '21 and by nearly 44 per cent by April '22 to £276.
In Kingsbridge, the 12 month Town Centre permit, for the Quay and Duncombe Park is proposed to increase from £384 to £460 (+19.7%) for 2021 and to £552 (+43.75%) for 2022.
In Salcombe, the 12 months permit would increase from £408 to £489 (+19.8%) for 2021 and to £587 (+43.8%) for 2022.
In Dartmouth, the 12 month permit for the town centre would increase from £480 to £576 (+20%) for 2021 and to £691 (+44%) for 2022.
In Totnes, the Town Centre 12 month permit would increase from £288 to £345 (+19.8%) and to £414 (+43.75) for 2022.
You can view the full consultation and find the link to comment here.