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Beach parking charges plan

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Beach parking charges plan thumbnailMotorists could be charged for parking at East Strand, if recommendations contained in the council's Car Park Strategy are implemented. CC45-27s

CAUSEWAY Coast and Glens Borough Council is to consider charging motorists for parking at North Coast beaches.
Details of the plans are contained in a draft Parking Strategy published by the Council last month.
It suggests the council is missing out on revenue by failing to exploit high demand for parking during summer months.
If recommendations are followed, drivers would face charges from March to September at some of the North Coast's most popular beaches, including Portballintrae and Portrush's East and West Strand.
It also recommends a review of arrangements that allow free parking on Benone, Downhill and Castlerock beaches.
Parking tariffs may also be introduced at Ballycastle harbour, Ballintoy, Lansdowne Crescent and Dunluce Avenue in Portrush and Convention Avenue in Portstewart.
The document says charges are one element in the 'strategic approach' to parking across the borough required to ease congestion - particularly during big events.
It states: "An opportunity exists to introduce seasonal car parking charges between March and September."
*Read the full story in this week's Chronicle

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