Local council scraps £100 fines for walking out of car park

St Catherine’s Retail Park in Perth
St Catherine’s Retail Park in Perth

An unpopular parking policy that resulted in shoppers being fined for straying too far from their cars has been scrapped.

The rule was introduced at part of the St Catherine’s Retail Park in Perth last year, leaving unwary drivers facing £100 penalties for walking out of the car park — even if they went just a few yards to use a cashpoin.

Attendants gathered evidence against motorists by taking photos of them leaving the site.

Leeds-based Moorgarth, which manages the site stretching from Wickes to Tile Giant, revealed it would be axing the scheme later this month.

The company is to introduce number plate recognition cameras that will be “time restrictive, rather than location specific”.

Head of facilities Christian Dalby said: “As a result, customers of our retail park can enjoy two hours of free parking.

“This will be irrespective of whether this time is wholly or partly spent at the retail park.”

Local motorists hit with £100 fines for walking out of car park

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