Buyers may discover it harder to entry excessive road shops amid fears automotive parks could possibly be overrun by unlawful parkers if new plans to cap penalties are launched, business consultants have claimed.
The federal government has been consulting on proposals to scale back the cap on personal parking fines from £100 to £50 throughout the UK.
It comes after considerations had been raised “in regards to the practices of some parking operators” whereas the brand new plans would deliver personal fines in keeping with these of native authorities.
Motorists have beforehand reported issues about some parking agency operators over poor signage, inconsistent practices, complicated appeals processes and intimidating fee letters.
Offending motorists would have the ability to scale back fines to £25 if paid promptly underneath the brand new plans.
However parking marketing consultant Manny Rasores de Toro warned of a “carmageddon” of unlawful parking and claimed the plans would limit parking choices on the town centres.
He mentioned: “We all know that we have simply gone by a really dangerous patch from the retail world and there may be an excessive amount of competitors from the net market.
“The very last thing we would like is the place we make it harder for consumers to enter the excessive road as a result of areas have been taken up.”
It comes as parking business bosses gave proof to the Housing, Communities and Native Authorities Committee forward of a call on the plans anticipated earlier than the top of the 12 months.
The cap on fines is predicted to dramatically lower revenues within the personal parking sector.
The British Parking Affiliation mentioned in August that 67% of companies within the sector could possibly be bancrupt inside two years.