Home   Bury St Edmunds   News   Article

Knettishall Heath set for car parking charges and new catering van in Suffolk Wildlife Trust plans

Car parking charges are set to be introduced at a popular beauty spot to help raise funds and limit anti-social behaviour.

Suffolk Wildlife Trust has applied to West Suffolk Council for planning permission to install an automatic number plate recognition camera, charging station and replacement car park signage at Knettishall Heath.

Payment terminals would also be installed.

Knettishall Heath Google streetview (46571612)
Knettishall Heath Google streetview (46571612)

The trust said it plans to reintroduce car parking charges at the nature reserve's main car park from June.

Its website said: "The reason for this is two-fold: 1) To ensure we are able to invest and plan for the long-term to manage the heath for wildlife and; 2) To ensure the best visitor experience by limiting out-of-hours anti-social behaviour."

The trust also intends to launch its own catering van at the heath, selling take-away drinks and refreshments.

Read more: All the latest news from Suffolk

Read more: All the latest news from Bury St Edmunds