New parking fees and charges being introduced

Changes to fees and charges across Brighton & Hove will come into effect from Tuesday 3 May 2022.

The changes, which were agreed by members of our Environment, Transport and Sustainability committee in January and then by Budget Council in February mean it will cost more to park in parts of the city.

Among the changes being introduced will be: 

  • Resident parking permits in Controlled Parking Zones (CPZ) will increase by 6% in areas where there is a ‘full scheme’ and 9% in light touch scheme zones. 
  • Traders Permits for annual and 3-month periods will increase by an average 5% while monthly, weekly and daily periods are frozen. Business Permits have also been frozen for 2022/23 to support local businesses and services
  • An increase to High, Medium and Low Tariffs for on-street parking across the city by an average of 15% 
  • 15% increase in tariffs at all council car parks, including Trafalgar Street, The Lanes, Regency Square and London Road.

Tariff information on parking machines showing the new charges is being displayed from 25 April, however the tariff increases will not take effect until 3 May.

Discounts for people on low incomes and car share discounts will be introduced later in the year, as will parking permit surcharges for those households with more than one car.

More information about the changes can be found on our parking pages.

Why are you making these changes?

All fees and charges are reviewed at least annually and provide an important part of source of income which allows us to fund and maintain vital services.

The changes also reflect our key objectives to improve air quality, improve journey times, reduce congestion and encourage active and sustainable travel across the city. Better accessibility through a high turnover of vehicles being parked also helps to support local businesses.

Where does the money go?

Surplus generated by the city’s parking charges, after direct costs, is invested back into the local transport network. 

Last year over £10.5m was spent on concessionary bus passes for eligible elderly and disabled residents while almost £1.5m was invested into supporting bus routes that would otherwise have lost money but provide key services in parts of the city and help prevent isolation.

You can find more information about how the surplus is spent in our parking annual reports.

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