Catch-up time: Wiltshire Council raises parking charges to make up for several years' inflation
Following last year's much criticised consultation on parking charges throughout the county, Wiltshire Council have decided to implement their Option One plan and raise charges for on street and off street parking by an average of 11.8 per cent.
This figure is equal to the rise in the Consumer Price Index over the last five years.
Some charges have been rounded up and the average increase is more than three times the current annual rate of inflation. The new charges will come into force on 1 February 2018.
These figures are being published to conform with the legal requirements of the Road Traffic Act 1984. It is not yet clear whether any of the other increases that were part of the consultation - such as increases in permit costs and charging for Sundays and Public Holidays - have been decided. We will publish further information as soon as we get it.
Charges for Marlborough High Street's on street parking spaces will increase as follows:
Current charges: Up to 30 mins - £0.50, 1hr - £0.80, 2hrs - £1.90.
New charges: Up to 30 mins - £0.60, 1 hr - £0.90, 2hrs - £2.10.
Increases to off street parking charges in Marlborough will be:
George Lane and Kennet Place:
Current charges: from Up to 1 hour - £0.60, 2hrs - £1.30, 3hrs - £2.00, 4hrs - £2.50, 5hrs - £3.20, All Day - £6.00.
New Charges: Up to 1 hour - £0.70, 2hrs - £1.50, 3hrs - £2.20, 4hrs - £2.80, 5hrs - £3.60, All Day - £6.70.
Hilliers Yard and Polly Gardens:
Current charges: Up to 1 hour £0.60, 2hrs - £1.40, 3hrs - £3.30.
New charges: Up to 1 hour £0.70, 2hrs - £1.60, 3hrs - £3.70.
Current charges: Up to 1 hour - £0.60, 2hrs - £1.40, 3hrs - £2.00, 4hrs - £2.50, 5hrs - £3.20, All Day - £6.00.
New charges: Up to 1 hour - £0.70, 2hrs- £1.60, 3hrs - £2.20, 4hrs - £2.80, 5hrs - £3.60, All Day - £6.70.
George Lane - Coaches:
Current charges: Up to 1 hour - £2.40, 2hrs - £4.80, 3hrs - £7.20, 4hrs - £9.60, 5hrs - £12.00, 8hrs - £19.20 All Day - £4.20.
New charges: Up to 1 hour - £2.70, 2hrs - £5.40, 3hrs - £8.00, 4hrs - £10.70, 5hrs - £13.40, 8hrs - £21.50 All Day - £4.70.
George Lane HGV:
Currently: All Day - £4.20. New charge: All Day - £4.70.
Although the consultation is now, of course, closed, you can still access the full range of charges that Wiltshire Council was proposing here.