As the Summer Holidays get underway, the Vale of Glamorgan Council has confirmed that from Monday 19th July, there will be a charge for parking at Porthkerry and Cosmeston Lakes Country Parks.
The original plan to introduce parking charges were approved in October 2020, but have been delayed until covid-19 restrictions were no longer in place and displacement parking issues were addresses for local residents.
The charges apply daily between 10am & 8pm from 1st March to 30th September and 10am to 5pm from 1st October until the end of February, with no fees or time restrictions for blue badge holders
After 10am, visitors will play £1.00 for 2 hours parking, £2.00 for up to 4 hours and £4.00 all day, whilst buses and coaches will pay £30.00 all day.
Whilst parking before 10am will be free, residents are able to purchase a parking permit for 6 months at £30 or £50 per annum, which can be used at either Country park.
Cllr Neil Moore, Leader of the Vale of Glamorgan Council, said: “In terms of the Country Parks at Cosmeston and Porthkerry, the car parks will still be free to use for significant periods, with disabled badge holders having free parking at any time. There will be no charge for parking before 10am and after 8pm from March 1 to September 30."
"It will also be free before 10am and after 5pm from October 1 to the end of February. The charges proposed thereafter are low with a maximum charge of £4 per day at our country parks. Longer-term permits for parking at either country park will cost £30 for six months and £50 a year. That means the annual pass works out as less than 14p per day."