Parking charges have increased across Brighton this week.

On-street parking charges rose by at least 10p an hour yesterday in measures agreed by Brighton and Hove City Council in February.

The changes come amid concerns about parking meters being taken out of use and increasing prices for parking permits.

A council spokesman said: “We understand that these increases come at a time when a lot of people are seeing their costs rise and that’s why we have stepped in to stop some of the higher price rises.

“That’s also why we’re carrying out a review to ensure we take a longer-term, strategic approach to parking pricing in the city, the initial results of which will be reported to the Transport and Sustainability committee in December.

“These increases were planned as part of the annual budget as passed in February. They will help to fund things like the older and disabled people’s bus passes, supporting the most vulnerable people in our city.


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“While we need to work carefully to balance the council’s budget, we also recognise people’s concerns about price rises and the importance of capping these increases.”

Changes to parking will affect low tariff zones in the city as well as Rottingdean High Street, Roedean Road and coaches in Madeira Drive.

Prices rose by 10p for an hour of parking, 30p for two hours, 60p for four hours and 80p for 11 hours.

The changes come after resident parking permits previously increased in price.

Plans to increase prices in high tariff zones, including near the Royal Sussex County Hospital, were scrapped after a public outcry.

Parking meters in the city have also been decommissioned meaning that those wishing to park must do so through the PayByPhone parking app.

The council says that parking charges pay for parking enforcement while surplus funds will go to transport projects such as subsidising bus passes.

Changes were agreed at Budget Council in February of this year.