Deputy Leader of Nottingham City Council, Graham Chapman, has defended the decision to increase the parking levy from 1st April by 16%.
It means firms with 11 spaces or more will have to pay more than £300 per space.
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Further snow showers are expected to continue through the morning, easing somewhat during the afternoon.
Strong, bitterly cold winds, with sunny intervals and scattered snow showers.
Old Market Square in Nottingham was a blaze of orange, green and white as hundreds brave the blizzard-like conditions.