Car park charges to rise by up to 25% in Harrogate district
Last updated Mar 21, 2024
Conyngham Hall car park

North Yorkshire Council is set to increase car park charges across the Harrogate district by up to 25%.

Notices have been put up announcing new prices for off-street parking from April 19.

People parking at Conyngham Hall in Knaresborough for short periods look set to be hardest hit, with the cost of one hour and two hour parking going up by 25%. Most other price hikes are around 20%.

It is not known whether on-street parking charges will also increase.  The council is expected to issue a media statement this week.

According to the notices, the affected car parks in Harrogate are Dragon Road, Montpellier Shoppers on The Ginnel, Odeon and Park View, West Park and Station Parade. The multi-storey car parks are not mentioned.

The Montpellier Shoppers car park on The Ginnel.

The cost of an annual permit to park at the Odeon and The Ginnel will shoot up from £756 to £907.20 and £1,425.60 to £1,710.72 respectively.

The affected car parks in Knaresborough are Castle Yard, Chapel Street and Fisher Street, Conyngham Hall, Waterside and York Place.

An annual permit at York Place will rise from £270 to £324.

Notices displayed in car parks state the changes come under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, which ‘provides that a local authority may vary the charges to be paid in connection with the use of its off‐street parking places by notice’.

It comes despite the council increasing council tax bills by 4.99% in 2024/25.

It means the amount paid by an average Band D property for council services will increase by £87.80 to £1,847.62.

The council faces a shortfall of more than £30 million for the next financial year.

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