DEAL, N.J. — A New Jersey shore town has nixed plans to require parking permits on streets with beach access points.

The proposal would have required Deal residents and visitors to have the permits, which would have cost $100 for the summer or $50 per month. But the Asbury Park Press ( reports that plan has been dropped and the town may now consider a $10 daily parking fee.

Deal officials said money raised through the permits would have been used to clean its newly widened beach.

But critics said it was the town’s latest attempt to discourage outsiders from using the beach.

The permits would have been needed to park on certain streets from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day, starting with Memorial Day weekend and ending on Labor Day weekend.

Information from: Asbury Park (N.J.) Press,

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