Pay and display plans

PLANS to put pay and display metres across town and introduce parking permits for residents have moved forward. North Somerset Council has agreed to submit

PLANS to put pay and display metres across town and introduce parking permits for residents have moved forward.North Somerset Council has agreed to submit its draft plans for the decriminalisation of parking enforcement across the district to the Department for Transport.Proposals include charging people to park on roads in Weston town centre and selling residents parking permits to allow them to park near their house, as well as introducing waiting and loading restrictions across the area.If the plans go ahead people parking in a pay and display space without paying will be fined £60, which will be discounted by 50 per cent if it is paid within 14 days.If the scheme, which would cost the local authority £605,000 to set up, is approved, parking enforcement in North Somerset would be taken out of the hands of the police and would come under the control of the council, which would employ about 16 uniformed parking attendants.The attendants would be on duty according to the controlled zone times but if a vehicle needed to be removed the police would still be called in.


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