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Concessionary parking permits

Concessionary parking permits are free or reduced cost parking, granted to support local charities and businesses. Concessionary parking permits can be provided for a variety of reasons including:

  • displacement due to pre-existing parking being removed
  • supporting charities
  • supporting large events

For further details about displacement, charities and events read the information below or for full details download our Concessionary Parking Procedures Policy (PDF, 520KB) .

Apply for a concessionary parking permit

To apply for concessionary parking permits you need to complete the Concessionary Parking Permit Application (PDF, 125KB)  and return it  by email to

More about concessionary parking

Where individuals or businesses already have a concession due to the restriction of access to or the removal of parking we have the following conditions:

  • Permits will be valid for a period of 12 months commencing on 1 April of that year and expiring on 31 March the following year.
  • Applications must be made to Parking Services for the concession on an annual basis by way of an application form and payment.
  • An administration fee of £15 per permit will be required in order for Parking Services to process the application.
  • As part of this application process the applicant may be contacted by the local Transport Team in order to create a Personal Travel Plan. This will help to introduce the applicant to other sustainable travel options in keeping with those outlined in the Local Transport Plan (LTP) and in turn may reduce the requirement for a concessionary permit moving forward.
  • ENGIE’s Parking Services will be responsible for processing any applications received and issuing the permits. The number of concessionary permits allocated and the location where these are valid for use will be determined by the Parking Services pending review of any application submitted.
  • Permits are non-transferable and cannot be reallocated to another applicant.
  • Permits will be issued electronically by way of an E-permit. This will be assigned to the applicants vehicle registration mark specified upon application. Therefore, should the applicant change their vehicle they must notify Parking Services allowing at least two working days (Monday to Friday excluding Bank Holidays) for the E-permit to be amended.

Any new requests for concessionary parking arrangements due to the restriction of access to or the removal or parking we will consider the following:

  • Was the loss of parking provision a direct result of the actions of the council?
  • Does the request originate from someone who was entitled to park there in the first place?
  • What are the financial implications of providing a concession?
  • What are the alternative transport methods in that location?
  • How many individuals have been affected?
  • How many parking spaces have been lost?
  • Where is the nearest alternative provision?

Once a concession has been approved, the location of the concession, any payment required and any limit imposed on the number of applicants will be communicated to the applicant and an application pack will be sent out. Upon receipt of the application we will apply similar conditions to those used for existing requests.

Both existing and future applications for concessionary parking permits received from charities will be subject to the same conditions as for displacement requests. You must also need to provide proof that you are a registered charity.

Sometimes requests are made to temporarily waive or reduce the parking charges in one or more of our Pay and Display car parks in support of an event. For example, free parking for volunteers at a charity fundraising event.

Before approving a request the following must be considered:

  • What are the financial implications?
  • What is the impact on parking availability for other car park users?
  • Will it have a negative impact on adjacent businesses?
  • Will it have a negative impact on the Council’s reputation?

Each request will be considered on a case by case basis and no decisions made will set a precedent for any requests received thereafter.

To make a request you should do this through our Event Safety Advisory Group (ESAG) process. You can also forward your request to allowing 30 working days prior to the date of the event. Requests of this nature are usually for larger events planned over a longer period of time so organisers are urged to make their request at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment.

Hire cones for events

You can hire cones from the Highways and Transport Team for use at events across North East Lincolnshire.

It costs £50 for 25 cones. If you need more than 25 then there is an extra charge of £1 per cone. Delivery costs are £80 drop off and collect or £50 for a single drop off or collection. A minimum of six weeks notice is needed.

To apply complete the Hire of Cones Application (Word, 83KB) and return it to

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Contact details

Parking Services, PO Box 493, Grimsby, DN31 1HU,


Telephone: 01472 326290 option 2

Opening times: Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5pm, except bank holidays