New Bristol parking zone to start in December

Hampton Road in Bristol
Image caption The new parking zone will encompass areas such as Hampton Road in Cotham

A parking zone in the Cotham area of Bristol will be in place by December, the city council has said.

The Liberal Democrat-controlled authority approved the scheme - which will run from Cotham Hill to Redland Road - earlier in the year.

A spokesman for the council said work would begin within weeks to mark out the bays and the double-yellow lines ahead of the December start.

Zones currently operate in Kingsdown and the central area of the city.

Households within the zone will have to pay £30 per year for a permit for their first car and £80 for a second but with no guarantee of a space.

Plans for a similar scheme in Cliftonwood were turned down last year after residents told the city council they did not want it.

The council has also recently added two-hour bays along many of the roads off Whiteladies Road.

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