Parking permits from local councils have increased by an average of 51% since 2011, according to new research.

An investigation by esure Car Insurance found some residents having to pay nearly £800 a year to park near their home.

The figures, which have been released in response to a Freedom of Information (FOI) request, show councils raised £44.2 million in revenue from residential parking permits in 2014/15.

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