Drivers blast ‘Britain’s most hated car park’ with 'narrow bays and £100 fines for being 10 minutes late'

DRIVERS have blasted Britain's "most hated" car park and told others to "avoid like the plague".

Furious motorists have claimed that booking a bay at the car park in Headingley, West Yorkshire, takes more than 10 minutes and this results in a hefty £100 fine.

One angry visitor said the car park was "immoral, greedy and utterly disgraceful".

Others have complained that St Anne's car park, on Otley Road and St Anne's Road, is run by "complete cowboys".

St Anne's is accused of being "an absolute con" with "bad signage" and "just plain awful for parking".

The facility has been rated 25 times on Google reviews, averaging at 2.1 stars out of 5, LeedsLive reports.

'UTTERLY DISGRACEFUL'

To use a parking bay you must book a slot using an app or by phone.

But this can take more than 10 minutes and it is claimed this delay triggers a £100 penalty for drivers.

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The owners of the car park said they are a separate entity to the booking company, Creative Car Parking Solutions, and that they do not benefit from the fines.

In a statement they said: "The owners of this car park make nothing from the fines issued by Creative Car Parking Solutions Limited who are employed to monitor car parking usage.

“This company was chosen because they are a member of the British Parking Association whose members are required to carry out their work to a strict code of practice which is available to view on their website."

This comes as a fuming mum was slapped with a £100 bill because her 4×4 was "too big" for any of available parking spaces.

Tracey Carlisle, 57, was running errands for her elderly mum when she was hit with a fixed penalty notice in a free car park.

She claimed her car, a Nissan Navara pick-up, was too big for any of the spaces in Beacon Hill Retail Park, Newark, so she had to use two spots.

Mum-of-two Tracey said: "I am not denying that we were parked straddling a bay but it wasn't done to be inconsiderate."

Another fuming driver was fined £100 for his tyre being an ONE INCH over the bay marking.

NHS worker, Ed Smith, felt the sting of a parking penalty just days before Christmas.

He reversed his BMW 1 Series into his own spot in Birmingham city centre on December 20 but a small part of his tyre was over the line and this resulted in a fine.

Ed said: "I'm upset and annoyed at getting this ticket.

"The bay next to mine is disused and the parking spaces are so narrow."

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