Demand for rented driveway parking has rocketed post-lockdown, even outstripping pre-lockdown numbers, as office workers choose to drive back to the office.

The latest research by online parking portal YourParkingSpace.co.uk reveals that new customers have increased by 40 per cent on February before lockdown was imposed.

Furthermore, new booking customers have increased by 70 per cent since July, when some lockdown restrictions were still in place.

Harrison Woods, managing director at YourParkingSpace.co.uk, said: “YourParkingSpace.co.uk has seen a surge in new customers as commuters choose to drive back to the office and park on nearby rented driveways.

“Indeed, our data shows that the rise in bookings is near office locations rather than at train stations as workers shun public transport.”

Meanwhile, other research by YourParkingSpace.co.uk reinforces the impression that an increasing number of people are more likely to drive in the future and less likely to use public transport.

Its survey of 3,000 people found that half are less likely to use trains and buses, while just over two-in-five answered that they would be more likely to drive.

Harrison added: “The increase in parking demand is a potential goldmine of opportunity for homeowners with an empty driveway near office locations.

“As more workers drive back to the office then empty parking spaces will become limited, so I would encourage anyone with an empty driveway or parking space to register it on YourParkingSpace.co.uk.”

For more information about YourParkingSpace.co.uk, which currently lists over 350,000 parking spaces across the UK, or to list an empty driveway for free, visit www.yourparkingspace.co.uk