Council considers pay machines for car park

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W47093H11 WH CARPARK GT 22.11.11.''' Beach Green car park , Lancing ........ W47093H11. ENGSNL00120111122122949

A CAR park in Beach Green has been considered for pay and display machines by the parish council, but a decision will not be made until next year.

On Wednesday last week, Lancing Parish Council held a meeting, excluding the public and the press, to decide whether to introduce pay and display machines to a car park in Beach Green, Lancing.

Adur and Worthing councils and a privately operated car park management company were previously approached to explore the possibility of introducing a pay and display system in preference to the usual concessions in the council owned car park.

There are currently small charges already in place at the car park between April and September, but a business owner in Beach Green, Alex Hue, said he was worried that introducing a new system could deter kite surfers and other visitors from coming to the area.

Following the meeting, district councillor for Lancing, James Butcher, said the idea was still in its infancy and nothing would change until after next season.

He said: “Lancing Parish Council is evaluating whether pay and display machines would be a more effective way of paying for parking on the Beach Green.

“This idea is in its infancy and nothing will change until at least after next season.

“It is important to stress that prices are not likely to change, only the way that parking is delivered.”