We store cookies on your device to make sure we give you the best experience on this website. I'm fine with this - Turn cookies off
Switch to an accessible version of this website which is easier to read. (requires cookies)

MP backs council plan for cheaper parking for locals

January 15, 2013 11:02 AM

TF 9South Lakes MP Tim Farron has backed a plan that could see parking charges cut for local residents.

As part of the council's new five-year plan launched last week, South Lakeland District Council has said that it look to introduce a card that would allow local residents to get discounted parking rates.

Local businesses have told Tim that discounted parking would make a massive difference to them. Tim has also asked the council to examine scrapping night time parking charges to give a boost to the night time economy in South Lakeland.

The council also concentrates on housing, the economy, the environment and culture and wellbeing within its plan.

Tim said: "The plan for discounted car parking for local people is something I wholeheartedly support. I hope they will progress this idea as soon as possible. Cheaper parking will boost business, boost the economy and make a difference on our high streets."