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How Much Revenue Do Councils On The Yorkshire Coast Make From Parking?


Published by the Yorkshire Coast Radio News Team at 1:37pm 12th December 2014. (Updated at 3:10pm 12th December 2014)

The amount of revenue councils on the Yorkshire Coast made from parking last year has been revealed.

The RAC Foundation added up income from parking charges and penalty notices, then deducted running costs to calculate the figures for each authority in the country. 


Councils in London, Brighton and Nottingham were among those making the most money.

They calculated the revenue for East Riding of Yorkshire Council as £920,000 for 2013-14, up from £800,000 in 2012-13.


The figure for North yorkshire is £736,000, up from £564,000 in 2012-13.

The RAC claims Scarborough Borough Council's revenue for last year was just over £3.5m but that is a reduction of the year before. In 2012-13 the figure was just over £3.1m.


East Riding of Yorkshire Council says it produces an annual report on its parking and civil parking enforcement (CPE) activities, providing all the facts and figures for the public, as required by the Department for Transport (DfT). 

It says revenue from parking charges and CPE covers the cost of the services and any surplus to this is allocated to highway maintenance and transport initiatives, as is legally stated by the DfT.

North Yorkshire county council says:

“It is important to remember that the purpose of parking charges is to manage traffic and encourage the turnover of spaces making it easier for people to access shops and other amenities. The surplus income is spent in accordance with legislation and in recent years some of the areas it has support include highway maintenance and concessionary bus fare subsidies.”


Scarborough Borough council has made no comment.



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