Park­ing per­mit price hike in Lochaber

The Oban Times - - News -

PARK­ING in Lochaber has just be­come more ex­pen­sive.

The High­land Coun­cil is in­form­ing park­ing per­mit-hold­ers in Lochaber and In­ver­ness that, with im­me­di­ate ef­fect, there is a 10 per cent in­crease in charges.

The changes were agreed at a High­land Coun­cil bud­get meet­ing on Fe­bru­ary 16 and are among a pack­age of mea­sures de­signed to save £ 334,000.

The coun­cil’s bud­get gap for 2017/18 has been iden­ti­fied at £20.344m and to tackle this, res­i­dent or vis­i­tor per­mits will rise from £20 to £22, and lost or dam­aged per­mits will in­crease by £1 to £11 as will short-stay park­ing cards.

Where park­ing charges ap­ply, blue badge hold­ers are ex­empt. Where dis­abled badge hold­ers pre­vi­ously re­ceived free res­i­dents’ park­ing per­mits, this will con­tinue free of charge

Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion is avail­able on the coun­cil’s web­site at www.high­land.gov. uk/park­ing­per­mits.

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