Parking permit charges to go up in the New Year

Posted by rmt22 at Nov 09, 2015 01:46 PM |
After a year which saw no increase in the cost of a staff parking permit, in January 2016 we will be increasing charges by around 50%.

The increase in charges is being made in order to reduce the £100,000 subsidy that the University currently puts towards the cost of car parking.

Following consultation with Trades Unions and other stakeholders it was identified that this subsidy is unfair to those who use other means of transport to get to and from work. The subsidy is used to pay for the lease of car parks at Regent College, De Montfort Hall, Opal Court and hospital sites, and to manage and maintain our various University-owned car parks.

Average charges will increase from 50p a day to 75p a day for the majority of staff in mid salary bands driving a medium emission car. There will be an extra increase for those who drive high emission cars and on the higher salary bandings to encourage the use of low emission vehicles. There will also be a further increase in parking permit charges in 2017 to remove the subsidy completely.

We will continue to invest in supporting alternative means of travel. This will include an increase in bike parking places, provision of secure cycle locks, car sharing options and public transport discounts. We will continue to work with the City Council to develop a fully integrated public transport plan that supports all travel to the University.

To see a full list of the revised charges, please visit the parking webpages.

We have also put together answers to a number of questions which have already been asked. If you have any further questions, comments or feedback, please email askus@le.ac.uk and we will get back to you within five working days.

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