NEW parking meters have hit the streets of Torbay.
The meters have been installed at the old Newton Road just outside Edginswell Business Park.
The tariff is £2 all day and £1 for four hours and Torbay Council expects the income to be £10,000 a year.
It comes after businesses and councillors in the Shiphay and Willows ward secured extra parking spaces in the business park.
Concerns were raised about the number of business drivers parking in the narrow lanes around the site and in residential areas after Torbay Council enforced double yellow lines on the site.
Cllr Alison Hernandez and Cllr Mark Kingscote worked with the businesses at the park which have paid to have double yellow lines removed on a stretch on the estate to create 26 metered parking bays to stop employees parking in nearby residential areas.
Cllr Hernandez said: "The shortage of spaces was affecting the residents and the businesses and their staff, cars were being parked on blind bends for example and there were safety concerns.
"The businesses agreed to pay for work and the council appointed the contractor.
"It took about nine months and a lot of effort but it pays to work together and it take a little bit longer because we have the result we really need."