Debate for and against parking proposals by Westminster Council

Here are two arguments set out side by side, one for and one against parking proposals set out by Westminster Council.

Journalist and author, Simon Jenkins, wrote in The Guardian: Comment is free on 15th November 2011

Capped and cut back, local councils can’t raise money by any other means, so it’s no surprise they pick on car drivers

The leader of Westminster Council, Colin Barrow replied in The Guardian: Comment is free on 24th November 2011

Our aim is to cut congestion and improve quality of life, not fill the council’s coffers

At a local level in Haslemere, we are unable to compare a London borough with a rural town, however, Colin Barrow states:

Our decisions are based on studies by top traffic experts.

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