A controversial parking plan which is to be introduced in Teignmouth will 'keep people away' from the South Devon coastal resort, according to a local councillor.
An area which has always been free to park has had meters put on it and its become a major talking point in the town.
Recently a national newspaper published it's top 40 holiday hot spots and Teignmouth was amongst them.
So you'd expect all to be well in this South Devon coastal resort, but you'd be wrong. Parking meters have been put on the Promenade area which has always been free and the locals are not impressed.
The decision to introduce the Pay and Display meters was made by Devon County Council and they've issued this statement:
But local councillors like Sylvia Russell feel it shouldn't have been Devon County Council's decision to make.
Most local businesses feel the introduction of charges, which come into force on 1st March will have a negative knock on affect.