Council scraps plans for workplace parking scheme
TRANSPORT bosses at Bristol City Council have scrapped plans to introduce a business parking levy in the city.
Most companies in Bristol were opposed to the plans which would have meant that each firm would have had to pay £1 per day for every staff parking space.
The money raised from the so-called workplace parking levy would have been used to plug a £27 million shortfall in the funding for the £200 million bendy bus or rapid transit system.
Tim Kent, the city councillor responsible for transport, has told the Post the unpopular scheme
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has been scrapped because it would have sent out a negative message about the city, He also revealed there were issues surrounding how the levy would have been administered.
Business leaders who have organised the campaign against the charges said they were delighted that common sense has prevailed and are planning a champagne toast in the city centre on Saturday.
Nottingham is the only city in the country to introduce a parking levy to help pay for its tram but there had been widespread condemnation.
Opponents in Bristol claimed the charge would send out the wrong message to businesses looking to come to the city.
There will be more on this story online at ThisisBristol and in The Post tomorrow.