We're re-introducing the one-hour tariff at several car parks following feedback from residents.

We're bringing back the rate at a selection of Zone 3 car parks.

The affected car parks are Breakwater, Broadsands, Cliff Park Road, Kilmore and Meadfoot Beach.

Councillor Mike Morey, Cabinet Member for Infrastructure, Environment and Culture for Torbay Council, said: “We’ve listened to feedback from the community and are re-instating the hourly rate.

“These locations can be more difficult to reach without a car and they provide people with important spaces to connect with each other.

“We also appreciate that residents are facing tough times ahead as the cost of living increases and we want to do what we can to support them.”

A minimum two-hour parking rate was introduced at some car parks across Torbay last month as part of a change to charges and the introduction of new parking zones.

On-street and off-street parking spaces have seen spaces split into three zones, with users paying a different tariff depending on what zone they park in.  

The changes form part of a bigger investment programme into the Bay’s car parks, which we've already begun.

Lifts and lighting in Torquay’s Harbour car park has been upgraded, 20 new ticket machines have been bought and will be installed across the Bay in the coming months and electric vehicle charging points are due to be installed across several locations during 2022/23.  

Condition surveys are being undertaken and a longer-term investment plan is being developed to ensure the buildings remain safe, fit for purpose and attractive to both residents and visitors.

View off-street parking charges.

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