Parking charge rise expected in January

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OFF-STREET parking charges are set to rise in the new year, under district-wide Harrogate Council proposals.

The authority plans to hike up charges by 10p an hour at all its car parks - excluding the Jubilee, Victoria and Station Parade sites - and scrap free parking at several other locations in the district.

Short-stay charges would be introduced at Ripon Market Place, while free parking on Sundays up to 1pm would no longer be available at the Jubilee long-stay car park in Harrogate, Castle Street and Fisher Street in Knaresborough, and St Marygate, the Arcade and Victoria Grove in Ripon.

The council would also remove free parking for the first hour at Waterside and York Place in Knaresborough, and implement a three-hour maximum stay at Marshall Way car park in Ripon.

The increases, postponed from September, will come into force on January 11, pending county council consent.

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