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Free town centre car parking a boon for commuters?

Ray Bentley Bere Alston PL20
16 October 2020
 

It was encouraging to read Andrew Potter’s article discussing the pros and cons of free unlimited parking in Billericay High Street car park (‘Free parking: a wise way to help town centre economies?’ LTT 02 Oct). It seems the benefits to the high street may only be marginal and that retaining the charge and using the income for more targeted interventions may be more cost effective.

One issue not mentioned is whether there were any changes to the occupancy of the car park or...

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