Parking prices set to rise at Nailsea and Backwell train station

PUBLISHED: 08:35 14 October 2015 | UPDATED: 08:40 14 October 2015

North Somerset Council is considering increasing the price of parking permits.

North Somerset Council is considering increasing the price of parking permits.

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Parking at Nailsea and Backwell Railway Station could become more expensive in the near future, as North Somerset Council plans to raise charges.

It will be more expensive for motorists to buy parking permits at Nialsea and Backwell station, if North Somerset Council's executive approves the price rises.It will be more expensive for motorists to buy parking permits at Nialsea and Backwell station, if North Somerset Council's executive approves the price rises.

Motorists who use the car park on a regular basis will have to pay more for parking permits from next year – if the council’s executive members agree to the price hike at a meeting on Tuesday afternoon.

The authority expected to achieve an income of £2.13million this financial year from off-street and seafront parking, however it is on course to fall £200,000 short of this target.

Half of that deficit is attributed to a Weston car park which the council took on expecting a leisure complex to be built, but work has yet to begin on that site. It believes however that in the long-term taxpayers will get value for money from the Carlton Street car park.

Day rates at Nailsea and Backwell station will not increase, however anyone who pays for a three-month, six-month or 12-month pass will have to pay more if the executive members approve the plans.

A quarterly permit would rise from £60 to £70, while a half-year pass will increase by £25 to £135.

A year-long permit is set to cost motorists £250 in future, compared with £200 currently.

They would be the first price increase at North Somerset Council-owned car parks since November 2014, if approved at next week’s meeting.

The new prices would come into effect on January 1, 2016.

There are no planned changes to the price of parking at Hawthorns or Salthouse in Clevedon.


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