Published On: Wed, Mar 19th, 2014 on 5:19 pm

Parkers without permits in Wakefield could pay £70 in fines

Parking Sign

A new system of fines will be discussed by the Wakefield Council next week in a bid to change the way parking restrictions are enforced.

In a change to parking permit processes, proposals have been put forward to fine motorists £70 for serious offences and £50 for less serious offences, with discounts of 50% if paid within 14 days.

Parking offences will include parking in a permit space without displaying a valid permit, parking in a restricted area outside a school, also being stopped on a pedestrian crossing and/or crossing area marked by zigzags.

Cllr Denise Jeffery, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Growth, said: “Many other authorities already make a charge for a residential parking permit.

“If the Council introduced a charge it would help to cover the costs of patrollers, signs, administration and making sure the permits are properly policed.”

Cashless parking has also been proposed, which will allow people to pay for parking over the phone without the need to pay in cash.

The proposals will be discussed at a Cabinet meeting on 25 March.

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