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Back Lane car park is in the top three money-making in Powys

Created on 10/08/2019 @ 10:56
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Newtown's Back Lane car park is one of Powys County Council's highest revenue earning car park's in the county.

It netted Powys County Council £136,980.08 between April 2018 and March 2019 according to a Freedom of Information request by the Local Democracy Reporting Service.

A car park in Hay-on-Wye ad another in Brecon were higher.

The Gravel car park in Newtown earned the council £63,602.52 for the same period.

Llandudno’s promenade generated more parking revenue than any other car park or street in North Wales, according to figures released by councils in the region.

The freedom of information request found that Conwy Council raked in £353,350 from on-street parking charges at the promenade between April 2018 and March 2019 –  almost double that generated by its nearest rival.

The Victorian resort, which benefits to the tune of £740m thanks to tourism,  was recognised by Tripadvisor in 2014 as the number eight UK holiday destination.

Second on the list for parking revenue was the main car park in Barmouth, which brought in £297,158.66 over the 12-month period.

Despite this, only £282,391.15 fell into the coffers of Gwynedd Council due to £14,767.51 being payable to Barmouth Town Council.

Coming in not far behind was Bodhyfryd carpark in Wrexham, which brought in £239,503.62 to the county borough council.

A spokesperson for Conwy Council said that income from pay and display machines helped keep the roads “safe, clean and attractive.”

“The charges on The Parade in Llandudno are payable between 10am and 4pm.

“Demand for spaces on The Parade is high during the day, and pay and display charges help manage the demand for parking in such busy areas.

“Income from pay and display contributes to keeping Conwy’s roads safe, clean and attractive.”

These are the top 10 car parks per county from April 2018 to March 2019:


Oxford Road, Hay-On-Wye £192,246.78
George Street, Brecon £148,980.08
Back Lane, Newtown £136,247.63
Beaufort Street, Crickhowell £100,732.46
Berriew Street, Welshpool £78,127.93
Gravel, Newtown £63,602.52
The Groe, Builth Wells £57,264.64
Mill Lane/Church Street Welshpool £56,293.72
Maengwyn Street, Machynlleth £51,238.97
Watton Car Park, Brecon £43,582.37


The Waun, Menai Bridge £56,965.26
Beaumaris Coach Park £51,472.00
Lôn St. Ffraid, Trearddur Bay £42,475.82
Station Yard, Llangefni £41,538.77
Lower Wendon, Benllech £38,306.16
Bulkeley, Menai Bridge £36,573.04
Coed Cyrnol, Menai Bridge £29,486.07
Fron Tywyn, Trearddur Bay £25,581.79
Town Hall, Llangefni £20,210.41
Break Water Country Park, Holyhead £19,554.38


Main, Barmouth £297,158.66
Eglwys Crist, Caernarfon £201,182.96
Main, Aberdyfi £137,601.13
Maes Parcio Penllyn £122,387.01
Plas Llwyd, Bangor £115,549.08
Llyn Bach, Porthmadog £93,391.51
Maes, Pwllheli £76,860.13
Marian, Dolgellau £73,357.16
Shell, Caernarfon £72,848.49
Glanrafon, Bangor £66,771.72


Parade, Llandudno £353,350
Vicarage Gardens, Conwy £223,717
Town Hall, Llandudno £171,033
Morfa Bach, Conwy £156,433
Mount Pleasant, Conwy £65,892
Builder Street, Llandudno £65,623
Happy Valley, Llandudno £61,056
Colwyn Bay promenade £42,277
York Road, Llandudno £40,328
Maelgwyn Road, Gloddaeth Avenue, Llandudno £39,430


Market Street, Llangollen £137,244.03
Rhyl Promenade £108,677.23
Sky Tower, Rhyl £65,078.84
Nova, Rhyl £61,507.72
Factory Ward, Denbigh £54,818.91
Market Street, Ruthin £47,489.88
Morley Road, Rhyl £43,891.30
East Street, Llangollen £42,723.93
Underground, Rhyl £42,224.55
Mill Street, Llangollen £41,036.60


Bodhyfryd £239,503.62
Ty Pawb £161,626.39
Library £110,134.37
St George’s £85,090.37
Market Street £81,721
Albion (St Giles) £70,910.83
Crescent Road £37,110.46
Alyn Waters Country Park £32,477.09
Technology Park £18,484
Ty Mawr Country Park £15,901.94

FLINTSHIRE (no figures supplied by authority)

New Street (Mold)
Kings Street (Mold)
Griffith Square (Mold)
High Street (Connah’s Quay)
Love Lane (Mold)
Multi Storey (Mold)
Grosvenor (Mold)
Meadows Place (Mold)
Precinct way (Buckley)
Main Entrance (Mold)


Market Street, Lampeter £122,541.74
Greenfield Square, Cardigan £102,385.38
Paragon, New Quay £99,600.48
Quay Street, Cardigan £95,136.15
Fairfield, Cardigan £70,259.08
Cwmins, Lampeter £59,747.57
Maes yr Afon, Aberyswyth £57,718.97
Regent Street, Aberaeron £47,811.90
North Road Clinic, Aberystwyth £46,574.29
Bath House, Cardigan £43,393.66

By Gareth Williams, Local Democracy Reporting Service and MyNewtown editorial
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