Cost of resident parking schemes to drop
Councillors have today agreed to reduce the cost of resident parking schemes to £45 a year.
The move comes as part of the recommendations of the final report into the borough’s parking strategy which residents had chance to comment on in the summer.
In order to have a scheme put in place, there must be at least 51% of residents in favour of the scheme for it to progress, though this does not have to be demonstrated at initial application stage.
Other recommendations from the report include:
- Consideration of the pricing of season tickets
- Ultra short term parking will be considered as a potential to support retail spend
- A review of blue badge parking bays
- Consideration of the facilities available for motorhomes
- Consideration of the parking requirements in relation to the new homes developments identified in the adopted Local Plan.
Cllr David Watson, portfolio holder for Energy and Environment at North East Lincolnshire Council, said: “Whether you’re a resident or a business, we’re aware that car parking is an important matter for people in the area, which is why we were anxious to hear everyone’s views on the various options the initial report has identified.
“One of the clear outcomes from the consultation was to reduce the cost of the resident parking scheme permits, and we’ve listened to that.”
The new charge will come in immediately for any parking schemes currently under consideration and for any future schemes applied for.
To apply for a resident parking scheme, visit www.nelincs.gov.uk and search for “Resident Parking Scheme”.