Cambridgeshire

Parking charges set to increase in Cambridge

Charges for on-street and residents' parking in Cambridge are set to increase, if councillors back changes.

A review of parking in the city by Cambridgeshire County Council has found that some charges have not increased in 10 years.

Councillors are being recommended to back an increase of between £7 and £29 for residents annual parking permits.

On-street parking in central Cambridge is set to increase by between 50p and £1 an hour.

'Balancing books'

The increased charges would raise an additional £260,000 a year.

County council cabinet member for highways Mac McGuire said: "Residents permit charges have not changed since 2001 and the proposed increase will mean that residents parking will now cost between 93p and £1.54 per week which is still a good deal.

"In the current financial climate it is important that we balance our books when managing parking."

The parking proposals will be considered by the Cambridge area joint committee (AJC) on 18 October.

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