Parking charges are on the way back to Halifax.
Calderdale Council has started a process to correct problems over the legality of previous traffic regulations.
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It means that parking charges which had to be suspended some months ago could be reinstated, with drivers paying charges from 50p upwards.
Work on the new permanent Traffic Regulation Order for Halifax town centre is well underway, with the first public notice of the proposed new order being advertised by Calderdale Council on December 19.
The notice is a legal requirement which marks the start of the 21 day public consultation on the new order.
The on-street parking charges were lifted in Halifax town centre in October, after it became clear that some could regulations could not be legally enforced. A temporary order, which allows the council to enforce time limits on parking bays, has been in place since November 7.
Calderdale Council’s Director of Economy and Environment, Ian Gray said: “We have now drafted the permanent TRO for Halifax town centre and have put right the errors which were made in our previous order. The next step is to publish our proposals and give people the opportunity to respond with their comments.
“We expect that the new TRO will be ready by mid-February 2015.”
The council is proposing to reintroduce all pay and display charges in all marked parking bays at the previous rate of 50p for up to 30 minutes; £1 for up to one hour; £1.50 for up to 11/2 hours and £2 for up to two hours. Charges will apply between 8.00am and 6.00pm from Monday to Saturday, excluding bank holidays.
Anyone who has objections or would like to comment on the proposed order should email firstname.lastname@example.org, write to the Head of Planning and Highways at Westgate House, Westgate, Halifax HX1 1PS, or call 01422 392171by January 9, 2015.