Car parking charges are going up in ALL East Devon car parks by 50% and there will no longer be any free parking anywhere – except for coaches in Seaton it seems.
EDDC says it is to boost tourist numbers at the EDDC-owned but Devon Wildlife Trust-run Seaton Jurassic Centre. Can it do this? Favour free parking for council-owned facilities only?
“Seaton’s busiest car park is facing a 50 per cent price hike – while charges at another site could be scrapped to make it a ‘coach-friendly town’.
East Devon District Council (EDDC) is considering both moves among sweeping changes to its tariffs.
A year-long trial of free parking for coaches at Seaton Jurassic is being proposed in a bid to boost tourism.
The authority is also planning to increase the hourly rate at the Orchard car park from £1 to £1.50.
An evening and overnight levy would also be introduced as the facility. …
““During June and July, our coach parking revenue here was less than £100 so the risks associated with responding favourably to this request are minimal. …” ”