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Town parking permits price rise bid

PUBLISHED: 15:32 13 February 2010 | UPDATED: 16:41 30 June 2010

PARKING measures that would increase the permit prices of those using the residents' parking scheme are to be considered next week.

The price rises are effort to begin recuperating the £62,359 shortfall created by the controversial measures brought into a large swathe of Great Yarmouth in 2006.

PARKING measures that would increase the permit prices of those using the residents' parking scheme are to be considered next week.

The price rises are effort to begin recuperating the £62,359 shortfall created by the controversial measures brought into a large swathe of Great Yarmouth in 2006.

Were the plans approved, it would mean a phased approach into the price rises, with existing resident permit holders not having to pay any more than £25 and businesses £100, the current amount, for 2010.

However, from 2011, permits would then increase steadily in price until reaching £40 and £160 each by 2013, while new permit buyers would have to pay that rate from this year onwards.

The plans will be considered by at the borough council cabinet meeting this Wednesday, and it is hoped that the raised prices, fixed until now, would help to generate an extra £7700 per year.

Also being considered for the parking scheme are increased charge amounts for those parked illegally to bring them into line with car parks.

Homeowners with permits may also be given the opportunity to buy a book of 12 visitors' daily passes, or, for £25 an additional visitors pass to the one provided.

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