Car parkchanges come into force in county

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CHANGES affecting the length of stay in car parks and on-street parking places in Morpeth will begin next week.

Northumberland County Council has reviewed on and off-street pay and display tariffs throughout the county, following implementation of the new car parking strategy.

In Morpeth Newmarket East car park has been reduced to a maximum of three hour stay following consultation views, and Terrace car park is being reduced to short stay only, with a maximum of three hours stay.

The car park will continue to operate as long stay until the new Staithes Lane long stay car park is developed as part of a new supermarket development.

The principal of the new tariff structure is that town centre parking should be the shortest stay as the spaces are at a premium, but less central car parks and spaces will have more flexibility in terms of length of stay.

Car parks in Alnwick, Berwick and Hexham are also affected by the changes.

Visit www.parking.northumberland.gov.uk for more details.