Pay-and-display plans for Temple Street car park shelved
PUBLISHED: 15:09 25 October 2019
Shoppers and commuters using Sidmouth’s free Temple Street car park have been given a reprieve as plans to introduce a pay-and-display charge have been shelved.
East Devon District Council (EDDC) was proposing to introduce a tariff to the facility as part of sweeping changes to parking charges.
Earlier this month, EDDC cabinet agreed to launch a consultation process on increasing the charge in some car parks from £1 to £1.20.
However, they could not agree to consult on the introduction of a charge in free car parks.
Manor Farm Estate and Blackmore Gardens car parks would also be affected, as would the School Lane facility, in Newton Poppleford.
The district council said a newly set up sub-committee, set up to look at car park charges, could look at it in the future.
An EDDC spokesman said: "The issue will no doubt be considered again as part of the TAFF (task and finish forum)."
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