Car parking charges may be introduced at National Trust site

PUBLISHED: 20:00 25 November 2016

Kewstoke and Sand Bay. Photograph submitted to iwitness by Carl Shellis.

Kewstoke and Sand Bay. Photograph submitted to iwitness by Carl Shellis.

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The National Trust plans to charge visitors to park at one of its scenic spots just outside of Weston-super-Mare.

The popular walking spot at Sand Point, in Beach Road, Kewstoke, currently offers free parking.

But the National Trust is now planning to introduce car parking charges at many of its main car parks, including Sand Point.

It has applied to North Somerset Council for permission to install a pay-and-display machine.

In its application, the charity says: “As a charitable organisation, the National Trust needs to raise money to support its conservation work at all our properties – both built and outdoors.”

The trust says the money will raise funds to support its conservation work and the upkeep of car parks and paths.

Parking would remain free to National Trust members, but it has not disclosed how much it will cost for non-members.

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