Trafford Council launches public consultation on budget proposals

Trafford Council is consulting with the public on proposed changes to car parking fees and residents’ parking schemes as part of its draft budget proposals for 2022/23.

The main changes featured in the draft proposals affect parking in town centres and the cost of resident parking permits.

Regrettably, and due to massive budget pressures on the Council, the cost of parking in town centres is set to rise to £2 for the first two hours, with the maximum charge rising 50p to £6. Meanwhile, residents parking permits would increase from £41.75 to £47.50 per year.

The effect of the coronavirus has been enormous on individuals, their communities, family and friends - and Council budgets. As a result, the Council needs to make up a budget shortfall of £21.75m for the next financial year and is proposing closing this budget gap by £17.10m via a mixture of measures including additional funding, new savings and income generation.

Cllr James Wright, Trafford Council’s Executive Member for Housing and Regeneration, said:

“We regret that it is necessary to increase parking charges in some locations but we were forced into this action due to the massive budget challenge we face, and our priority has been to increase income where possible to protect frontline services .”

Consultation on the budget proposals will close on January 11. To give your views on the draft budget proposals, please go to

Posted on Friday 17th December 2021