Increases to parking charges have been proposed by Buckinghamshire Council, which has asked the public to share their views on the issue.

The council’s ongoing consultation for on and off-street parking in the county closes at midnight this Sunday (February 18).

People are invited to share their views on proposed changes to parking times, restrictions and charges.

Revised parking fees are proposed as part of the council’s budget for 2024/25, which will be approved in the coming weeks.

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Bucks Council cabinet member for transport councillor Steve Broadbent said the authority needed to ‘preserve parking income’ as he responded to questioning about increased charges.

He told a budget scrutiny meeting last month: “If the parking revenue is a budget shortfall, then we have to offset that cost elsewhere with a cut to a different revenue line.”

The councillor added: “There are some increases to come. We will try and keep those as simplified as possible.”

The cost of parking will stay the same in some areas of Bucks, however it is set to rise in many place across the county.

The council’s cabinet member for transport Steven Broadbent said: "We’re currently consulting residents, local businesses, and visitors over proposals to change the hours of control for parking in a number of locations across Buckinghamshire.

"This includes a proposal to introduce 11 hour no return control in some locations to prevent people from abusing the restrictions and continuously parking beyond the 24 hour period allowed.

"The consultation runs from 25 January to 18 February and we encourage residents and local businesses to participate and have their say.

"The consultation is available on the council’s website. Once the consultation closes all feedback will be considered to help shape the final arrangements."

More information on the consultation, including how to share your view, is available here:

The council’s full schedule of fees and charges applicable from April 1 2024 is here: