The price of parking – or at least the price of a permanent parking spot in Penarth town centre – is going up.
The current going price for a couple of parking spaces which are currently for sale at the rear of shops in Stanwell Road is – according to a PDN source – no less than £12,000 each. That’s £6,000 per space.
The latest offering is for two designated adjacent parking plots in an access-controlled car park off the bottom end of Hickman Road where an electronic bollard keeps out unauthorised drivers.
Meanwhile some local retailers are blaming the shortage of parking spaces in the town on other retailers who, it seems, can’t break the habit of parking their own vehicles – all day – outside their own shops – and then have the temerity to grouse about trading being quiet.
With new housing developments in prospect, and with estate agents being besieged by buyers wanting to come and live in the town, the price of a place to park in Penarth is moving higher all the time .