PARKING charges are being introduced from this Friday (July 23) at the St Ives estate, Harden.

The cost will be £1 for up to two hours, £2 for up to four hours and £3 for over four hours.

Charges will apply daily, between 9am and 5pm.

A number of bays at each entrance will offer free parking for a maximum of two hours.

There will be no charge for blue-badge holders and there are designated disabled parking spaces.

Bradford Council says there will be a period of grace until August 6, during which motorists who fail to pay or park in restricted areas will be sent advisory notices.

Councillor Sarah Ferriby, portfolio holder for healthy people and places, said: "St Ives has become a very popular destination, with increased numbers of cars and unfortunately poor parking.

"The new scheme will enable the council to encourage better parking and help keep the roads, parking spaces and estate in good condition.

"Better parking will also reduce the risks of traffic injuries.

"We hope we've struck the right balance between reasonable charges and access to the estate."

Annual parking passes will soon be available for the estate. For more information email