Parking charges to be extended to 10pm across Glasgow

The plans were unveiled in the budget papers after the SNP and Greens reached a deal last week.

Increased parking fees and extended hours are to come into force in Glasgow.

Glasgow City Council has announced a rise in parking charges and will extend restricted hours in controlled zones until 10pm seven days a week.

The measures were unveiled in the budget papers after the SNP and Greens reached a deal last week.

Charges will increase for multi-storey parking, off-street surface car parking and on-street pay and display parking.

Residents’ visitor parking permit and business parking costs will also rise.

The rule changes will begin coming into effect from April this year, though the council say some measures, such as the standardisation of hours and emissions-based permits, will be phased in over the next two years.

Areas such as Partick will be affected by the extensioniStock

The new rules will affect the city centre. Its controlled hours are currently 8am to 6pm Monday to Sunday with an off-peak charge on a Sunday from 9.15am to 4.15pm.

Other areas affected by the extended hours include Napiershall, Woodside, Speiersgate, Hyndland, Partick, Dowanhill, Park, Yorkhill, Sandyford, Cranstonhill, Barras, Tradeston and Necropolis.

A council spokesman said: “Changes to parking rates have been agreed as part of a budget that required to find £107m worth savings from council services over the next three years.

“The budget has sought to target poverty and invest in support for communities with Council Tax frozen for the next year.

“The changes to parking rates are consistent with Glasgow’s transport strategy, which seeks to encourage a shift to more sustainable forms of transport.

“This year’s budget will also invest almost £9.6m in street lighting, roads and footpaths, while the council continues to work with transport operators and national and regional transport agencies to secure improvements to public transport.” 

Glasgow parking charges to rise STV News

How much are penalty charge notices increasing by?

PCNs will rise from £60 to £100, with the paid within 14 days discount moving from £30 to £50.

How much are parking price increases for off-street car parks expected to generate over the next three years?

Some £634,000 will be raised over the next three years from fees for both multi-storey car parks and off-street surface car parks.

How much will parking price increases generate over the next three years?

Around £7,373,000 will be generated over the next three years for both inner and outer zones, the council have said.

How much are the cost increases for resident parking permits expected to generate?

Visitor parking permits – £360,000 over three years

Business permits – £380,000 over three years

Emissions based parking permits – £393,000

Multiple permits – £103,000

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