Leeds City Council accused of ‘sneaking’ in parking charges

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Council chiefs have been accused of “sneakily” extending controversial parking charges to eight Leeds off-street car parks.

Jamie Lee, who commutes to Leeds, has flagged up the fact that Sunday and evening charges introduced on city centre streets have now also been instated in car parks such as Quarry Hill and Hunslet Lane. Leeds City Council stated the decision to bring parking charges “into line” at off-street facilities was made by a highways panel and did not go for debate at executive board level. A spokesman said the planned charges were advertised to the legal standard.

Mr Lee, 53, told the YEP: “I think they’ve covered their backs and done it sneakily. With the night-time economy, to go for meals and things, people don’t expect to pay to park.”

 

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