Tesco will be allowed to install parking ticket machine meaning no more free parking after 30 minutes

PUBLISHED: 13:00 28 October 2016

Tesco in Station Road.

Tesco in Station Road.

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Tesco will be able to start fining people who stay in its Weston-super-Mare car park for more than 30 minutes without spending £5.

Tesco car park in Weston-super-Mare.Tesco car park in Weston-super-Mare.

North Somerset Council officers have agreed the supermarket, in Station Road, can install a machine to validate parking tickets, as well as a camera which can read registration numbers.

The store is introducing new rules which will mean people will be fined £70 if they stay for longer than two hours.

Anyone parking for longer than half an hour will need to spend £5 in store.

A Tesco spokesman said the new system was ‘designed to protect those growing increasingly frustrated by the misuse of spaces by motorists who aren’t using the store’.

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