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South Lakeland car parking charges set to be cut
11:31am Tuesday 15th January 2013 in News
CAR parking charges in the South Lakes could be cut as a council looks at implementing a new discount scheme.
South Lakeland District Council, which has been heavily criticised for its car park fees, launched a five-year plan for housing, the economy, the environment, culture and wellbeing last week.
Westmorland and Lonsdale MP Tim Farron said the authority was looking to introduce a card that would allow locals to get discounted parking rates.
Mr Farron said local business people had told him reduced charges would make a 'massive difference' to them.
The MP has asked SLDC to scrap night-time parking charges to 'give a boost to the night time economy in South Lakeland'.
“The plan for discounted car parking for local people is something I wholeheartedly support," said Mr Farron
“I hope they will progress this idea as soon as possible. Cheaper parking will boost business, boost the economy and make a difference on our high streets.”