Residents to be charged to park outside their homes

The charge will come into effect in April.
The charge will come into effect in April.

Residents in more than 100 streets in North Kirklees will soon have to pay to park outside their homes.

Kirklees Council are set to introduce residents permits for people who already live in permit parking zones, which will cost £15.

Resident and visitor permits are being replaced by specific and open permits on April 1.

All specific permits, which have vehicle details printed on, will cost £15 and will last until the household changes its car. The first open permit which is applied for will be free. An additional open permit will cost £15 and are limited to 12 months. The maximum number of open permits is two – one free and one charged.

Last year Kirklees proposed a £30 fee for permits, with the idea dropped at Budget Council in February after opposition.

A Kirklees Council spokeswoman said: “Traffic Regulation Order notices are being placed in the affected areas on Friday, highlighting the proposed changes. Objections to the proposed changes should be sent to the council in writing quoting reference DEV/BP/D116-14-13 and all objections must be received by 6 February. Objections should be sent to Julie Muscroft, Kirklees Council, 2nd Floor, High Street Buildings, High Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2NF.”

Go to the website to see a full list of streets affected by the changes.