From Monday 15 February 2021, prices for a number of our parking services is changing. The new changes have been designed to reduce the CO2 emissions in the borough, in line with the Council’s Climate Emergency Action Plan.
Pay by Phone and pay and display
To encourage the use of zero and low emissions vehicles, we're introducing parking charges based on the CO2 emissions of your vehicle.
Please note: the discounted charges will only be available through the Pay by Phone system as we carry out the vehicle check.
Payments made at Pay and Display machines will be at the higher rate.
The table below explains the charges for on-street parking. Prices in car parks vary.
|Existing||Zero emission||Low emission 2||Others|
|Each half hour||£1.20||£0.80||£1.20||£1.60|
Low emission” for a passenger vehicle means a vehicle whose CO2 emissions figure does not exceed 75g of CO2/km, and for a goods vehicle whose CO2 emissions figure does not exceed 100g of CO2/km.
Business permits prices
To encourage the use of low emission vehicles we're introducing charges based on CO2 emissions, in addition to whether it is a commercial (goods) or private vehicle.
|Business private (low emission)||£600|
|Business commercial (low emission)||£350|
“Low emission” for a passenger vehicle means a vehicle whose CO2 emissions figure does not exceed 75g of CO2/km, and for a goods vehicle whose CO2 emissions figure does not exceed 100g of CO2/km.
Coming soon – we will be introducing an improved business permit scheme, offering additional flexibility to park around the borough.
Resident, temporary and visitor permits prices
There will be a 5% increase for resident, temporary and visitor permits and administration fees. This is the first time prices have increased since 2016/17. These changes reflect a rise in inflation as well as a need to manage demand on kerbside parking space.
The diesel surcharge for resident permits is also increasing to further encourage motorists away from using diesel vehicles, whose emissions can have a significant impact on health.
Resident Permit Prices
|Low/Zero emission petrol||£0||£0|
Low emission vehicles are vehicles registered between 1st March 2001 and 31 March 2017 where the CO2 emissions do not exceed 110g/km or registered after 1 April 2017 and emissions do not exceed 50g/km.
Temporary Resident Permit
|One month Permit||£36.56||£38.39|