Parking permit price hike in Lochaber
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.