|Charges For Resident Parking Permits Increase|
New rates will come into effect early in June
Higher charges for resident's parking permits in controlled parking zones will come into effect on June 4th, Hounslow Council has announced.
The charges for the first vehicle will go from the current rate of £67.50 up to £80.
Charges for a second vehicle will go from the existing £112.50 up to £133.
Charges for a third or subsequent vehicle will go from £185.60 to £220.
The charge to replace a missing permit will go from £15 to £20.
The new charges were approved in the Budget earlier this year and will bring increased revenue for the Council.
Hounslow Council says that in a period when car ownership is on the increase and the pressures on parking spiralling, it is their role to ensure everyone follows parking restrictions.
The Council says its aim is to protect resident permit bays for genuine permit holders,
According to the Council's 2015 parking report, a total of 9,887 resident's permits were issued and this brought in an income of £562,255.
However the increased new charge, plus the introduction of more controlled parking zones in areas such as Chiswick, will mean more revenue for the Council, which is also planning Sunday parking restrictions on Chiswick High Road, and consistently earns one of the highest UK incomes in PCNs from this road.
May 20, 2016