The figure being mentioned of £450,000 is just for the meters themselves.
A further £725,000 has ALREADY been wasted by the council as follows:
£ 50,000 Consultation and Publicity
£ 75,000 Design/ Notices/ Procurement
£500,000 Lines, Signs and Minor Works
So that makes £1,175,000 so far...
At least East Sussex county council have been honest (for once) and admitted to parliament that the scheme "is almost universally unpopular with businesses within the affected area".