Charges are not so Lidl in Dalkeith

Colin Beattie, MSP, at Lidle car park, Dalkeith.

Colin Beattie, MSP, at Lidle car park, Dalkeith.

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Pressure is growing on a Dalkeith supermarket to change its car parking policy amid complaints from customers.

Athena ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) manages the Lidl car park at Gibralter Road, where charges of up to £90 are being issued to those who park for longer than the 90 minute maximum stay.

The ANPR system, which is capable of recognising number plates from closed circuit television (CCTV), is in operation at the facility.

Parking charge notices state that “the terms and conditions of the car park are clearly displayed on signs in prominent places”. But claims of inadequate signage and excessive penalty fines have prompted a community backlash.

Read full story in the April 18 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.