Callington's New Road Car Park is among those that could see free parking on Sunday scrapped under changes being considered by Cornwall Council.

Currently more than 30 car parks operated by the council offer free parking on Sundays but there are plans to standardise car park charges across the county

The council is set to start consultation on the proposed changes this week before they can be approved by the council’s Cabinet and introduced in April.

The main changes will be to place all Cornwall Council car parks into one of three charging zones – A, B or C – which will determine the rates being charged to motorists. Those car parks in peak areas will have higher charges and some will have charges introduced for evening parking.

Car parks in the higher zones will charge as much as £2.20 per hour for parking, although those rates would be reduced in the winter months. By simplifying tariffs the council hopes it will make parking charges easier to understand for residents and visitors.

The council is also looking to scrap free parking in car parks on Sundays which will affect 30 car parks across Cornwall. They are:

New Road, Callington

Dennison Road, Bodmin

Fore Street, Bodmin

Berrycombe Road, Bodmin

Victoria Square, Bodmin

Rosewarne, Camborne

Trengrouse Way, Helston

Castle Green, Helston

Tyacke Road, Helston

Castle Street, Launceston

Cattle Market, Launceston

Pannier Market, Launceston

Walkhouse, Launceston

Upper Sungirt, Liskeard

Cattle Market, Liskeard

Lower Sungirt, Liskeard

Rapsons, Liskeard

Westbourne, Liskeard

Saracen, Penryn

Commercial Road, Penryn

Long Rock, Penzance

New Cut, Redruth

Flowerpot Chapel, Redruth

West End, Redruth

Belle Vue, Saltash

Culver Road, Saltash

Alexandra Square, Saltash

Clifden Road, St Austell

Polkyth, St Austell

Antony Road, Torpoint

Tamar Street, Torpoint

Some Cornwall councillors have already expressed concerns about the changes with one councillor describing it as a “terrible mistake”. Cornwall Council says that the simplified system could also help save around £50,000 a year.

Public consultation on the new parking charges is set to start this week and will be available online at