Plans for a price increase at car parks owned by Chichester District Council are to be put out to public consultation.

During a meeting of the cabinet on Tuesday, November 7 members supported a 6.7 per cent increase in pay and display tariffs and a 6.5 per cent increase in the price of season tickets. If approved, the rise would come into effect on April 1, 2024.

It would see the cost of parking for up to three hours in central Chichester rise from £6.60 to £7. In short stay car parks the cost would rise from £5.20 to £5.50. Parking for up to ten hours at long stay car parks would rise from £7.90 to £8.40.

Leader Adrian Moss said: “Car parking charges are always a challenge and we will always hear from various individuals and groups that they have an effect on the economy.

"However, with the challenging times we’re approaching, we’ve got to find ways to ensure that we do balance our budgets in the future and we do need to look at ways of introducing new opportunities into the economy. What we’re doing here is being fair and reasonable.”