South Hams parking charges considered

Related Stories

Free parking at three villages in Devon could be ended as part of proposals to help plug a budget gap.

South Hams District Council said it could make an extra £27,000 a year by charging at car parks in Aveton Gifford, South Brent and Beesands.

The authority said it needed to plug a budget shortfall of more than £300,000 and using parking charges to raise revenue was one thing being considered.

Locals have criticised the plan, saying it could deter shoppers and visitors.

The council said that, after initial setup costs, any new charges would not cost more to enforce as they would become part of existing wardens' duties.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Devon

Weather

Plymouth

23 °C 14 °C

Features

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.