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March
2013
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Europe/London

New daily fee for Woodhouse Lane car park


A new daily fee is being introduced at the newly refurbished Woodhouse Lane car park.

Following its multi-million pound upgrade last year, it will now cost just £5 to park all day at the council-run facility.



The reduced fee – which comes into effect on Monday 18 March – makes it one of the most competitively priced car parks in the city centre.



With 1,200 spaces and easy access to the city’s main roads, the car park is ideally situated for shoppers, visitors, students and commuters to take advantage of all Leeds city centre has to offer.

During any refurbishment some disruption is unavoidable and many loyal car park users found alternative parking. The new cut-price charge is a very competitive offer for the city’s most up-to-date car park which is well maintained and safe.



The reduced free is being introduced in the run-up to the official opening of Trinity Leeds.

The reduction also follows the decision to review parking charges, agreed at the council’s budget meeting last month.

While the feedback from the earlier consultation into parking charges is being considered, no firm proposals for the extent or levels of charges elsewhere in the city have been agreed yet.



Councillor Mark Dobson, executive member for the environment, said:



“With such a prestigious retail centre set to open its doors next week, we have a great opportunity to entice people back to the Woodhouse Lane car park. People can use it as the starting point of their Leeds experience and enjoy the city’s wide and varied shops, restaurants and entertainment.



“While there are proposals on the table to amend what, where and when we charge for parking across the rest of the city, the detail is still to be agreed. This reduction at our Woodhouse lane car park acknowledges that we need to maintain a delicate balance of providing sufficient parking charged at appropriate times and levels to support our businesses while encouraging the use of public transport to cut congestion and emissions.



“We believe that the £5 daily fee will be an attractive, competitive offer that won’t detract from our aims to promote public transport and support business.”



The new fee is a significant drop from the previous £9 all-day charge and is the best offer in the city at the moment.



The full, new pricing structure for Woodhouse Lane Car Park from Monday 18 March will be:

Monday to Saturday

£2 up to 2 hours

£3 up to 3 hours

£4 up to 4 hours

£5 all day (up to 9 pm)

Sunday £2



For media enquiries please contact:

Amanda Burns, Leeds City Council press office (0113) 395 1577

email: amanda.l.burns@leeds.gov.uk



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