Any ultra-low emission vehicle (ULEV) that emits less than 75g/km of CO2 is charged £2, Euro 4 petrol or Euro 6 diesel vehicles are charged £4 and all other vehicles pay £10 a day.
Oxfordshire County Council’s first proposal is to extend all exemptions indefinitely, with the council pointing to the cost of living crisis as a reason to protect Blue Badge holders, business vehicles and residents.
The second is also to scrap the planned price hike in 2025, which would have seen all daily charges double in price. The consultation will end on October 24.
Parking code of practice
A long-awaited consultation will come to an end with the Government looking to make parking fairer for drivers and crack down on predatory private parking companies.
It aims to create consistency across the private parking system, ensure fairness for drivers and increase transparency in the way the private parking industry operates.
If a new code of practice is introduced, it will allow drivers to more easily challenge an unfair parking charge through an independent appeals service.
This comes a year after the Government was forced to abandon plans for a code of practice as a result of parking companies lodging legal challenges to the plans. The consultation will end on October 8.