PLANS to extend parking in a York city centre car park over the festive season will be considered by a councillor next week.

Executive member for transport, Cllr Ian Gillies, will decide whether to extend the opening hours of the Piccadilly multi-storey car park from November 16, to coincide with the start of the St Nicholas Fayre.

A report to his decision-making session next Thursday says retailers have asked for shoppers to be able to stay longer. Cllr Gillies said extending provision would help shoppers "enjoy the magic of York at Christmas for longer".