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Plans to introduce controversial parking charges in Carlisle and across Cumbria have divided opinions in the city.
The County Council says charges are necessary because of budget cuts, but local businesses have voiced concerns about the effect that the new charges could have on their trade.
Katie Hunter reports.
Dozens of streets in Carlisle could soon be subject to on-street parking charges.
The County Council wants to enforce the fees across Cumbria and says charges are necessary amid budget cuts.
Some traders say it will harm their businesses because they don't think people will pay to park, but others have welcomed the move as a way to ease congestion.
Carlisle City councillor Elsie Martlew says "on-street parking charges send out the wrong signal at the wrong time."
She says the city council will look at reducing charges in car parks - which are run by the council - to mitigate effects of on-street charges.
Cumbria County Council's plans to introduce on-street parking charges are dividing opinion in Carlisle city centre.
The majority of business in the historic quarter are opposing the plans on the grounds it will put off customers.
However, people who live in the area are backing the move because the think it will ease congestion.
Dozens of streets in Carlisle could soon be affected by on street parking as the County Council discuss plans to enforce the charges across Cumbria.
Councillors say they're necessary to raise money amid budget cuts.