Changes to parking charges
From June 2011 pay and display parking charges changed to remove the CO2 link and introduce free parking and discounts for residents.
Why have charges changed?
The council holds the view that Parking tariffs based on CO2 emissions are a tax and do not provide a direct benefits for all residents. What has been introduced is a fairer parking charges structure for residents which includes
- 30 minutes free parking, or
- a 10% discount for residents under 75, or
- a 20% discount for residents over 75, or
- free parking for Band A vehicles for residents only (vehicles first registered on or after 1 March 2001 with engine CO2 emissions of 100g/Km or less)
- 'ramped' parking charges, meaning the charge for longer stays will increase.
By how much did charges increase?
Overall parking charges have increased by approximately 15%.
Can I still have my discount as I have a low CO2 emission car?
If you are a resident and your car falls in the DVLA Band A category, i.e. was first registered on or after 1 March 2001 and has engine CO2 emissions of 100g/Km or less, you can get free parking by using a RichmondCard or RingGo.
How do I make a complaint?
If you wish to raise your concern about the new parking charges please contact your local councillor, or Councillor Chris Harrison Cabinet Member for Highways and Street Scene, or Parking Services at email@example.com.