RENTING out your driveway in Huddersfield could give you nearly £1,000 a year, a study showed.

Commuters will pay up to £960 annually to rent a driveway that is close to the town’s public transport links.

An average driveway in Huddersfield can fetch up to £80 a month compared with £73 a few years ago.

The renters are people working elsewhere and using the rail network, or people working in the town centre.

Charles Cridland, creator of carried out the study.

He said: “At the moment we have 15 spaces available in Huddersfield for commuters to rent out, with between 40 and 50 occupied.

“I think it is a great way for people to earn a little bit of money and it really benefits commuters, especially those headed to Leeds or Manchester who don’t want to pay car park prices.

“The closer to the train station and transport links, the more money the driveway is likely to make.”

Out of 10,000 driveways available at 6,500 locations, Huddersfield was found to be the 26th most lucrative spot for driveway rentals. London topped the tables, where up to £2,532 a year was paid for a space.

Mr Cridland said: “As people continue to feel the pinch we expect to see even more driveways being offered to hard up commuters.”