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Pickles urges renting driveways

Cabinet minister Eric Pickles has vowed to clamp down on a "back-door parking tax" to allow homeowners to cash in by turning their driveway into a car park.

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Pickles backs plans to turn driveways into car parks

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has said the Government was "standing up against the town hall parking bullies". Credit: Ian West/PA Archive

Cabinet minister Eric Pickles has vowed to clamp down on a "back-door parking tax" to allow homeowners to cash in by turning their driveway into a car park.

The Local Government Secretary said residents should not be forced to seek planning permission to charge commuters to park on their property.

New government guidance will allow people to rent out their drives for a single car without making a planning application.

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