West Devon parking charges set to rise

Ben Fox
Ben Fox

Parking charges are set to rise as part of a revised parking strategy for the next four years for West Devon Borough Council.

The strategy sets out a range of proposals to provide ‘a fair and consistent approach’ to the way the council promotes and manages parking and supports the council’s ambition to create ‘thriving economies and towns’ in the West Devon Borough Council area.

The main objectives of the strategy, the council say, are to continue to offer well maintained, well managed car parks at reasonable charges, to manage the car parks so as to generate revenue sufficient to operate the service and to assess the impact of any development and work with communities in proactively managing parking to ensure towns/villages remain vibrant.

The key changes will see the Abbey car park in Tavistock rise from £2 to £2.50 for all day parking, while the Brook Street car park will become an all-day car park, but the price will rise to £2.50.
In Okehampton, the Mill Road car park will rise from £2 to £2.50 for all day parking, while prices in the Market Street car park will rise from £2.20 to £2.70 for three hours, and in Hatherleigh, all day parking will rise from £1.90 to £2.20.

But in Chagford, the parking price will fall from £2.70 to £2.50.

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