Thursday, 6 January 2011

Cornwall Tories refuse to budge on parking plan

Belatedly, the agenda papers for next Wednesday's Cabinet debate on new parking charges have been published (click on Supplementary Agenda Pack 2). And, despite a vague hope that the Tories would listen to reason on the effects of the proposed price rises, the recommendations have not changed.

And so parking charges in Launceston will rise by an average of 42% and season ticket costs will go up from £195 per year to £600.

As I have blogged before, the likely impact will be devastating on our town's local economy. It won't just be the case in Launceston. Towns across East Cornwall will be severely hit. Not only will visitors and shoppers be priced out of using the town centre car parks, but shop workers will have to pay treble the current price simply to get to work.

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