MORE car parking charges could be introduced in the Vale - including along Penarth Esplanade.

The Vale of Glamorgan Council will consider looking to introduce further charging in some car parks and certain streets on Monday.

No charges would be introduced for on-street town centre parking under the proposals, after concessions were secured by Labour in the council budget meeting on Friday

The proposals would see free parking for the first two hours as well as free parking on a Sunday in all town centre car parks.

Six and 12 month permits would also be made available.

Charges apply for stays of longer than two hours in town car parks but not on the street.

Year-round resort car park charges are proposed for car parks at the Barry Island, Ogmore-by-sea and Southerndown though.

These charges vary between peak and off-peak times and parking would be free before 8am with reduced tariffs after 4pm.

On-street parking charges would also apply at Barry Island and Penarth Esplanade.

Under the proposals, charges would also be applied at the coastal car parks of Barry’s Cold Knap, Cwm Col Huw in Llantwit Major and at Penarth’s Cliff Walk. These new charges will for 2019 to 2020 only apply during the summer season.

Charges of between £1 and £3 would be applied to Cosmeston Lakes and Porthkerry Country Parks between 8am and 6pm.

Parking for cars displaying a blue badge would remain free of charge in all instances.

A spokesperson for the council said: “Maintaining the Vale’s car parks costs the council upwards of £300,000 each year and this does not include costs of managing resorts they support. As was widely acknowledged during the debate on the council’s budget for 2019 to 2020 we have no alternative but to seek to raise additional income if we wish to continue to provide the services that we know our residents want and which bring visitors to the Vale.”

If approved, it is likely the charges would be introduced later this year.