A new £2 per hour tariff is set to be introduced in two of Chichester’s busiest car parks – Little London and Baffins Lane.
The aim is to encourage people to use quieter car parks so usage is spread, helping reduce congestion, as well as improving air quality.
Chichester District Council has been consulting on proposals aiming to balance demand for parking.
Councillors discussed making some minor changes to car parking charges in a cabinet meeting in November.
These suggestions included keeping some charges the same, while slightly increasing others to help manage demand across all car parks.
The proposals were put forward for consultation and following consideration of feedback from consultation, the council’s cabinet has approved the introduction of these changes in April, but has stated that the changes should be for only 12 months. The impact will then be reviewed.
Free of charge evening parking will remain in all the current free parking areas. Parking will remain free all day in Crossfield car park in Fernhurst, Sylvia Beaufoy car park, Petworth, and Florence Road car park,Chichester.
Parking in Selsey Marine and Selsey East Beach car parks will continue to be free between November 1 and March 31 each year. The free of charge period of parking in rural car parks in Midhurst, Petworth, Selsey and East Wittering will also stay in place.
All pay and display car park tariffs where charging is in place are to be increased by three per cent in line with the rate of inflation to support the delivery of key services at the council.