A DECISION to introduce new parking charges across the district will be scrutinised later today.

Last month Bradford Council’s decision making Executive approved plans to introducing evening and Sunday charges to a number of Bingley car parks, charges to park at St Ives Estate in Bingley, the removal of a 30 minutes free period in Wilsden car parks and the intriduction of charge at car parks at Ilkley Lido and Shipley swimming pool, although the Council says people who use these facilities would be able to get a discount on the charge.

However, that decision has since been “called in” for further discussion by Conservative councillors, and will be discussed by the Regeneration and Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee, meeting in City Hall at 5.30pm today.

Conservative councillors claim not enough detail about the changes, such as how they will be enforced, and the charges effect on local businesses.