Lincoln council look to restrict resident parking permits

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The City of Lincoln Council plans to restrict the maximum number of on-street parking permits available to Lincoln residents from three to two.

This comes as councillors have started receiving complaints about the current permit scheme, which allows three residents per household parking permits for the road.

Concerns raised argue the scheme is not providing parking opportunites for local residents as intended and the roads are becoming overpopulated.

As a result, the council is now launching a consultation on the current residents’ parking scheme and proposes to reduce the number of parking permits allowed per household from three to two.

There are currently 19 parking zones in Lincoln in which these permits are used for residents to park near their homes in specific areas.

It is believed that in order to defend residents’ ability to find a place to park near their homes, an authorisation scheme must be operated – which would also incur a cost.

Rod Williamson, City Services Team Leader at the council said: “The scheme was set up to improve resident parking opportunities by removing competition for spaces from commuters and shoppers.

“Since the scheme was implemented, a number of residents have expressed concerns that some areas in the city are becoming overcrowded.

“The purpose of our consultation is to gather more information about whether residents think their area would benefit from a reduction to the limit of permits issued, from a maximum of three per household to a maximum of two.

“The council will listen to the views of residents and will give the matter full and proper consideration before a final decision is made.”

To respond to the consultation, visit the website.