Parking fines could go up across some parts of Brent if new proposals are approved by the council.

Brent Council is considering increasing the penalty charge notice (PCN) fee to up to £130 across the borough.

This would bring it in line with fines already in place in streets around Wembley Stadium and in Harrow Road between Greyhound Road and Kilburn Lane.

If approved, this would represent an increase of £20 per ticket for most areas in Brent.

However, the council believes this will not result in more income since it will “be balanced by a reduction in the number of conventions, due to the greater deterrent effect”.

It added that the overall aim is to reduce the number of PCNs handed out, following a year-on-year increase since 2013/14.

That year, just 75,460 PCNs were issued by council enforcement officers, compared to 124,345 in 2019/20.

Under the new system, a PCN of £130 would apply to ‘higher’ – more serious – offences where parking is tightly restricted or banned altogether, such as on yellow lines or keep clear zig zags.

A ‘lower’ fine of £80 would be applied for breaking rules where parking is permitted but controlled, such as in a resident-only bay or a car park.

The council report notes that several nearby boroughs, including Hounslow, Ealing and Barnet have or are in the process of moving to a single band for PCNs.

If approved by the council’s cabinet next Monday (August 17), it will be subject to consultation and confirmation by London Councils and the Transport Secretary.