Leeds City Council parking charge u-turn

Leeds City Council ParkingLeeds city council has been forced to make a u-turn over a plan to charge more than 20,000 people £50 a year to park outside their own homes.

The climbdown comes after a court ruled a London council’s bid to raise its charges for a similar scheme illegal – and after more than 4,000 people responded to a consultation and slammed the idea.

The authority spends £164,000 a year on running existing free residents’ parking permit schemes, with 21,374 people holding permits. The aim of the new levy was to offset those costs in the light of budget pressures.

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