Residents of a Welsh town could be charged £215 to get to their own driveways.
A council in Barry has warned locals that they could face a fine if they cross over the kerbs to park their cars outside of their homes.
Vale of Glamorgan Council has advised motorists who live on Heol Pantycelyn that they need an "appropriately constructed vehicular crossing" to cross the pavement and should apply for permission to do so.
Resident Mike King told WalesOnline: "I can't believe they've done it. It's a big shock to us all. I'm not sure where the money is going to come from. It seems cruel."
He suggested that the council's warning letter also had a "threatening edge".
King said: "The letters felt aggressive, as if to say 'you're lucky you haven't been fined already.' There was a really threatening edge to the letters."