Plans for a price increase at car parks owned by Chichester District Council have been recommended for approval.

During a cabinet meeting on Tuesday, January 9, members discussed the results of a consultation into proposals for a 6.7 per cent increase on pay & display tariffs and a 6.5 per cent increase on the price of season tickets.

That would see the cost of parking for up to three hours in central Chichester, at Little London or Baffins Lane, rise from £6.60 to £7.

In short-stay car parks such as Orchard Street and St Cyriacs the cost would rise from £5.20 to £5.50.

Parking for up to 10 hours at long-stay car parks such as Cattle Market and Northgate, would rise from £7.90 to £8.40.

Only five people responded to the consultation.

One said: “Chichester has become a really poor shopping centre, with multiple closed shops, many closed for a long time. The city needs all the help it can get to restore its former vitality and constant increases in parking charges are a real deterrent to this.”