CAMPAIGNERS have written to the leaders of Scotland’s main political parties in support of the proposed workplace parking levy.

The plan was announced as part of the Budget agreement between the SNP and the Greens. The letter, signed by 12 groups including Friends of the Earth Scotland, WWF Scotland, Sustrans, and Living Streets calls on MSPs to back it.

The letter sets out the key reasons the environmental and transport groups back the plan. Friends of the Earth Scotland director Dr Richard Dixon (pictured) said: “Workplace parking levies have a track record of delivering significant changes to travel habits, bringing investment to transport infrastructure, and creating healthier places to live and work.

“It won’t be right for every area, but to combat congestion and air pollution in our city centres, it is an important tool for councils to have available to them.”