Outline plans for a proposed workplace parking levy (WPL) have been put out to public consultation by Leicester City Council. The plans form part of the draft Leicester Transport Plan that focuses on the key themes and schemes that the city council proposes to deliver by 2036. The city council says the WPL, which could start in 2023, would support delivery of the overall transport plan, alongside other funding opportunities. The consultation document says that although a levy charge is yet to be fixed, thinking based on initial investigation would suggest a cost of around £550 per chargeable parking space per year. The city council says that this is about the price of a bus pass from the main operators, or around £2 per working day. A broadly similar scheme introduced in Nottingham in 2012 has raised almost £80m with the city council using it to attract a further £600m to invest in local transport.
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