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MLC blasts 'unfair' increase to parking charges

Tim Crookall, MLC

Cost of parking at Lord Street site recently rose by 20%

An MLC believes a 20% increase to parking charges at a Douglas car park isn't fair to motorists.

The Department of Infrastructure recently put the price for a four-hour stay at the Lord Street bus station car park up from £2.50 to £3.

It's the first time the fees for the site have been adjusted since 2014, and the DoI insists the move is in line with inflation over the last five years.

Having raised the subject in Tynwald, Tim Crookall said he'd prefer to see gradual increases annually:

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