Householders living on a road in Ibstock, Leicestershire, are up in arms after being told by the council they have to pay up to £90 a year to use their back garden gates.
People living on Leicester Road have received notices of the charge from North West Leicestershire District Council to use a strip of land behind their homes to access their back gardens.
Residents have been told that if they park behind their homes they'll have to pay up to £90 annual charge.
Residents say they have been using the land without charge for decades.
Residents in Central Avenue, Ibstock, have also been told that they will have to pay the £90 for
parking on Council Land at the rear of their properties.
Ibstock Labour councillors Dave De Lacy and Janet Ruff, have called on the council to remove the charges.
Nick Rushton, the council's portfolio holder for corporate services, defends the council's decision.