Lincoln resident parking permits cut starts next month

Households in Lincoln will get only two instead of three resident parking permits from next month.

This means that from April 2018 households with three resident parking permits will only receive two once they expire. This will be a phased approach as and when permits are due for renewal.

The first resident parking permit for a household comes at a reduced rate of £26 for the year, and the second permit is £52 (half price for low emission vehicles). Each permit also comes with ten visitor scratch cards.

The move was approved by the City of Lincoln Council at the end of February after many residents complained they are struggling to find parking near their homes.

More than 75% of people who responded to a council survey of 4,500 people said they were in favour of the move.

Councillor Neil Murray previously said: “Many of these houses and streets simply weren’t designed for this volume of cars, and whilst I am sympathetic to residences who claim a need for three passes, we have no alternative but to work in the interests of the majority in cases such as this.”