Anger over parking charges

There's anger in Leeds at plans to charge drivers up to £70 a year for a parking permit.

Some residents are accusing the council of using them to plug a black hole in its finances.

The council says its facing unprecedented budget constraints.

We certainly don’t underestimate the part that parking has to play in the economy of our vibrant city centre, however we’ve reached a financial point where we have to do things differently.”

– Councillor Mark Dobson, speaking last month