DRIVERS in Huddersfield will have to pay more for parking, it was confirmed at a town hall meeting.
Kirklees Council's Cabinet voted yesterday to increase on and off-street charges.
Long-stay charges will go up in March by 30p a day and short-stay will follow in September, growing 10p per hour.
On the streets, short-stay charges will increase from 50p to 60p for 30 minutes.
But there will be no further charges in Mirfield or Dewsbury.
The changes mean all- day costs for motorists rise from £2.20 to £2.50, charges for five hours go up from £1.50 to £1.70 and for three hours up from 70p to 80p.
Clr David Payne (Liberal Democrat, Lindley), Cabinet member for transport, said parking charges had not been increased for two years.
There were no plans for another review in the next three years.
"The balance of parking charges is geared to encouraging town centre parking for shoppers, encouraging turnover in the most used car parks, freezing charges where shoppers have little choice of where to park and maintaining current Sunday arrangements," he said.
Clr Payne added that money raised from parking charges had been invested in security measures and there had been a 60% fall in car crime.