The controversial reintroduction of charges in Angus car parks has been delayed.
After an absence of more than 20 years, parking meters had been due to return to the county’s off-street car parks at the start of October.
Councillors decided earlier this year to bring back charges in a move set to generate £700,000 a year for the authority.
However, just weeks away from the scheduled start for charges, council chiefs have said a new start date of November 1 had been set.
A council spokesman said: “There were changes to the project as a result of a 28-day public consultation in the summer, which required further consideration by elected members.
“To ensure smooth delivery of the procurement process, manufacture and installation, as well as staff training, the expected implementation date is now November 1.”