Rotherham Tesco car park restrictions scrapped

A “park to shop” system in place at a Rotherham Tesco car park is set to be scrapped, so shoppers can park freely for up to three hours.

Friday, 13th August 2021, 4:45 pm

The Drummond Street branch introduced a parking system to allow customers to park for three hours, as long as they spent more than £5 in store.

When the scheme was first introduced in 2017, Tesco said that the car park was under “considerable pressure”, but there is now “sufficient capacity” to relax the controls.

Planning documents state: “Tesco therefore propose to remove the park-to-shop system whereby customers can park for up to three hours after spending a minimum of £5 in store, together with the associated terminals at the store entrance from the car park.

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The Drummond Street branch introduced a parking system to allow customers to park for three hours, as long as they spent more than £5 in store.

“The new controls will allow all customers to the store to park freely for at least two hours, up to a maximum of three hours, with a £70 fine levied for overstaying.”

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