Have your say on major changes to town parking

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Major changes aimed at resolving Whitby’s parking problems in its busiest streets will be unveiled at a public exhibition which starts today.

The display at Whitby Tourist Information Centre which is on until Friday August 30, shows in greater detail planned parking measures due to be introduced from April 2014 to coincide with the introduction of the town’s park and ride service.

It forms part of the final consultation stage before a decision is taken on the proposals by county councillors next month.

The proposals include:

* The introduction of 11 residents’ priority parking zones where residents can park without time limit in designated parking bays in any street in their zone

* Pay and display parking for the North Promenade area of Whitby and part of the seafront in Sandsend.

The on-street pay and display parking charges will only apply from March 1 to October 31 to coincide with the dates when charges apply in the council’s car parks.

The cost of parking in Whitby’s North Promenade will be £2 for one hour, £3 two hours, £5 four hours and £6 for six hours which is the maximum stay. In Sandsend charges will be £1.50 for one hour, £3 for two hours, £5 for four hours and £6 for 24 hours.

The cost of residents permits will be an annual charge of £5 for the first permit will be made for the first three years. The scheme will then be reviewed and the charge will rise to a level consistent with the rest of the borough which is currently £17 per year.

An online exhibition is also available to view on the county council’s website www.northyorks.gov.uk/whitbyparking.

The council says it believes the proposals will bring “huge benefits to Whitby” with less traffic congestion.

Each zone covers the following areas:

Zone A West Cliff residential area

Zone B Upgang Lane/Argyle Road area

Zone C North Terrace/East Terrace

Zone D Royal Crescent/Crescent Avenue area

Zone E St Hilda’s Terrace/Flowergate/Baxtergate area

Zone F St Ann’s Staith/Khyber Pass

Zone G Meadowfields area

Zone H Fishburn Park

Zone J Church Street area

Zone K The Ropery area

Zone A West Cliff residential area

Zone B Upgang Lane/Argyle Road area

Zone C North Terrace/East Terrace

Zone D Royal Crescent/Crescent Avenue area

Zone E St Hilda’s Terrace/Flowergate/Baxtergate area

Zone F St Ann’s Staith/Khyber Pass

Zone G Meadowfields area

Zone H Fishburn Park

Zone J Church Street area

Zone K The Ropery area