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Punitive Parking Charges are Hurting Local Businesses

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Its official. Brighton & Hove businesses have been affected by excessive parking charges, according to a new report which has been backed by Mike Weatherley, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade.

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Town Centres has praised the launch of a report by industry experts assessing the links between car parking fees and the health of the high street. The report, Re-think! Parking on the High Street, urges local authorities and private car park owners to devise parking policies that will make it easier for shoppers to access the nations high streets.

Commenting, Mike said: Parking charges in Brighton & Hove have been raised to ludicrous levels since the Green administration took over running Brighton & Hove City Council, to the detriment of local businesses across the city. This report has highlighted the problem across the country that when you charge too much to park, shoppers are put off. I have recently written to the council over stringent parking rules that mean customers are not able just to pop in to a shop for five minutes a common-sense approach is desperately needed.