Conservatives oppose WPL
30 November 2009
The Conservatives have tabled a motion to annul Nottingham's controversial Workplace Parking Levy, registering the party's opposition to the scheme that's due to launch in 2012.
"The Early Day Motion signed before the end of the last Parliament was a line in the sand," said a Conservative spokesman. "We think the WPL is a bad idea and are concerned about the impact on jobs in the city and area."
But the party wouldn't be drawn on whether it would look to overturn the scheme should it win the next election, with the spokesman refusing to comment on "hypotheticals."
The EDM is only a "parliamentary procedure", according to the spokesman, and doesn't yet signal a challenge to its introduction, but it does give a clear indication of the Conservative stance on the scheme that will charge businesses an initial £253 per space for employee parking per year, rising to £350 within two years.