Car park charges for some visitors will be introduced at Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s Cley and Salthouse Marshes, to help manage the site and balance the conservation needs of the nature reserve with use of the site by visitors.
NWT was granted planning permission by North Norfolk council’s development committee on Thursday 2 April to install two pay and display machines and signage in the main centre car park, and one at the Cley Beach road car park.
The machines will not be installed currently due to the coronavirus outbreak. All Norfolk Wildlife Trust visitor centres, some reserves and many more car parks are currently closed. Full list and details here
Under the new system, charging will only operate between the hours of 10am and 5pm. Parking will be free
for the following:
- Members of Norfolk Wildlife Trust
- Residents of Cley and Salthouse villages
- Non-members who purchase a ticket to the paid entry part of the nature reserve
- Non-members who are attending a paid event
- Blue badge holders
Chief Executive of Norfolk Wildlife Trust, Pamela Abbott said: “With the current situation, we will wait until the visitor centre reopens before progressing with installing the machines. When they are in operation, our members and people who are visiting the nature reserve and those attending our events will continue to be able to park free of charge. The car park fee will contribute to the work required for the upkeep of car parks, footpaths and management of the reserve.”