PARKING CHARGES TO SPREAD ACROSS DARTMOOR

Dartmoor National Park Authority will charge for vehicle parking at Haytor, Postbridge, Meldon Reservoir and Newbridge, from next spring.

Andrew Watson, Head of Recreation, Access and Estates, said today: “The Authority is facing increased challenges to effectively fund the maintenance of the car parks and associated facilities it has responsibility for. The current honesty box box system employed at these sites does not raise enough income to cover costs.”

An honesty box system at the National Park car park in Princetown was replaced by formal car parking charges in 2013, significantly increasing income. Parking charges will be the same as those currently in place at Princetown – cars £1 up to 3 hours or £2 all day, coaches /PSVs £4 and a flat rate charge of £1 per day will be applied to Blue Badge holders. Charges will apply 10.00am to 6pm seven days a week from April 1 2018.

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