Many motorists face higher parking charges

Most car park users in north Norfolk only stay for up to an hour, figures from the district council reveal.It means that 40pc of motorists will face paying more for their parking under proposed new charges that are part of the new council budget.

Most car park users in north Norfolk only stay for up to an hour, figures from the district council reveal.

It means that 40pc of motorists will face paying more for their parking under proposed new charges that are part of the new council budget.

Instead of paying 60p for an hour they will pay �1 - but it would allow them to stay for another hour under the new fees, which the council says is aimed at helping town centres.

But fewer people are currently staying for two or three hours, and only 7pc using the 20-minute nip and shop 10p option.

The statistics also give a break down on the income from the car parks - totalling �1.4m - with Sheringham's Station Road by far the biggest earner, �100,000 ahead of Cromer's Meadow.

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