Gas guzzlers face more expensive parking

Author: Daily Telegraph   |  

The move will see prices rise by some 25 per cent across the borough of Richmond-upon-Thames, and is expected to be followed by Town Halls across the country, as they try to persuade motorists to buy environmentally-friendlier cars.

The Liberal Democrat-controlled authority was the first to vary the cost of residents’ parking permits according to a car’s carbon emissions, which saw some treble in price.

At least a dozen authorities across the country ? from Edinburgh to East Sussex – have introduced or are considering introducing similar punitive permit charges.

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